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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Sylvia, from Cheltenham, Glos, says she had no idea Emily was using her PC to scour file-swapping sites for songs by Oasis and Coldplay while she should have been doing her homework.
Solicitors for Australia's recording industry branded the popular Kazaa computer file-swapping network 'an engine of copyright piracy to a degree of magnitude never before seen' as they launched a court battle today to shut down its illegal activities.
In total, 2,454 people have now had law suits brought against them by the Recording Industry of America for file-swapping offences.
With P2P use on the rise, student and educator attitudes toward illegal downloading and file-swapping, if ignored, have the potential to become a gateway for increased software piracy on thousands of college campuses.
Big enough that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States recently issued a consumer warning about potential privacy concerns with file-swapping software and spyware.
WebSpins and BigChampagne monitor what Internet users are sharing on peer-to-peer file-swapping services.
The download services have proliferated as the major record labels try to counter piracy and free file-swapping sites such as Kazaa and Grokster.
RIAA's lawyers quickly settled with the 12-year-old for $2,000, just as they settled what could have been multibillion dollar claims filed earlier this year against various university students who operated file-swapping services.
Is it any wonder, then, that tax avoidance may be fast approaching online-music file-swapping as a new national pastime?
The file-swapping rage led the elder brother to develop a vision of "a new media company that is a turnkey provider of on-demand video for the college market," only one that was both commercially viable and within the letter of the law.
Major recording labels and retailers have had trouble getting consumers to switch from free file-swapping networks such as Kazaa or LimeWire to their own digital subscription services.
Users of the Kazaa file-swapping service are being warned to look out for a new worm which is out in the wild.