file sharing

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file sharing

[′fīl ‚sher·iŋ]
(computer science)
The common use, by two or more users, of data and program files, usually located in a file server.

file sharing

Copying files from one computer to another. See peer-to-peer network, media sharing site, file sharing protocol and file and printer sharing.
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DropZone is a secure enterprise-level file-sharing application that is easy on users and IT administrators.
In a blog, Lily Allen had suggested that illegal file-sharing was a "disaster".
Insight Research's market analysis study, entitled "Peer to Peer & File-Sharing Services Market 2007-2011," notes that peer-to-peer and file sharing services are part of a worldwide push by carriers to create new IP-enabled services for consumers and business users.
The Xythos Enterprise DocumentManager, which features SSL encryption and password authentication, ensures file-sharing with high-security.
Universal Studios case that providers of a product or service that could be used to infringe copyright protections weren't liable so long as their product or service also had "substantial noninfringing uses," the Supreme Court found that Grokster and StreamCast--makers of the Morpheus file-sharing service--profited from promotion of their products as allowing illegal file-sharing, and that the firms didn't take reasonable steps to reduce infringing uses.
Those companies and others such as Kazaa, Gnutella and eDonkey began cropping up after the Supreme Court shut down the file-sharing startup Napster, and have thrived despite the availability to legal downloading.
An estimated 60 million Americans participate in file-sharing networks, and half are teenagers.
No software load or other infrastructure changes are needed to realize these WAN file-sharing benefits.
Ironically, Napster, the service that began the file-sharing craze six years ago, has since re-emerged as a legitimate, subscriber-based music downloading service.
Attorney General John Ashcroft outlined federal plans in October to end illegal file-sharing.
Since applications and storage are no longer running on the same system, this frees up file server bandwidth, localizes file-sharing traffic, and reduces overhead on existing application servers.