BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor is pursuing a criminal investigation against the owners of the social network Taringa! and another website for downloads that he says violate the intellectual property of the late writer Jorge Luis Borges.

Prosecutor Ricardo Saenz said his initial probe followed a complaint by Maria Kodama, the widow and only heir to the rights of one of the greatest Spanish-language writers of the 20th Century.

Saenz said Taringa! and the Portal Planeta Sedna "constantly and systematically violate intellectual property."

Taringa! issued a statement saying that it's open to an out of court settlement, and meanwhile has technology that can "reduce practically to zero" any exchanges of unauthorized content on the Argentine site.




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