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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Liddell pleaded guilty to 14 separate offences relating to the illegal downloading of indecent images of children.
If passed, the measures would reduce illegal downloading from a crime to a misdemeanor, allowing people to copy data from content that they own, and widening "fair-use" of copyrighted materials.
Riyadh al Balushi, senior legal researcher at the Ministry of Legal Affairs, noted that the most recent and relevant laws relating to illegal downloading in Oman are the Copyright and Relates Rights Law issued in 2008 and the Cybercrime Law issued
ILLEGAL downloading of music, films and TV programmes cost Britain 39,000 jobs and retail losses of pounds 1.
A controversial new copyright treaty, called The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), is currently in the works, and will purportedly introduce tough new measures to combat illegal downloading, file-sharing and secret monitoring.
The bill, which was opposed by consumer groups but had the backing of the music and film industry, is one of the toughest ever drafted in the global fight against the illegal downloading of films, music and computer games.
Rotana' added the new condition to all contracts with its artists because of the great loss the company has suffered from illegal downloading of music over the internet.
The document tackles issues such as universal broadband and illegal downloading and looked at a future for regional media.
The document, compiled by Communications Minister Lord Carter, will tackle issues such as universal broadband and illegal downloading and pave the way to help cash-strapped broadcasters and newspapers.
David Lammy, Minister for Intellectual Property, said: "As SABIP's report shows, illegal downloading robs our economy of millions of pounds every year and seriously damages business and innovation throughout the UK.
BRITAIN'S six biggest internet service providers have signed up to a Government-backed drive to clamp down on illegal downloading of music and films.