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Kazaa On Track To Be Most-Downloaded Program

Sharman Networks Ltd last Thursday said its Kazaa file-sharing software was on track to set a record in the next day as it becomes the most-popular free program on the Web with more than 230 million downloads. As of late Thursday, the Kazaa Media Desktop application -- a file-sharing software that has drawn the wrath of the music industry -- had been downloaded 229,150,955 times, as measured by Download.com. By midday Friday, Sharman expected Kazaa to top the record set by ICQ.