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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Worryingly, more than half of people think it is the responsibility of internet providers to try and prevent illegal downloading.
Liddell pleaded guilty to 14 separate offences relating to the illegal downloading of indecent images of children.
According to Rightscorp, it will soon represent authors and publishing companies by monitoring and monetising of their digital assets against copyright infringement and illegal downloading.
He discusses the history of copyright law, the legal history of copyright infringement and the technological changes that have increased its prevalence and intensity, the financial impact of digital violations, the logic and philosophy of copyright laws, the debate on the ethics of file-sharing and related laws, relevant criminological theories, and application of these theories in a study to explain college students' involvement in illegal downloading.
While composers have lost revenue to illegal downloading, their income from legal music streaming (e.
8 July 2011 - The US entertainment industry and five major Internet service provider (ISP) struck yesterday a deal designed to combat the illegal downloading of copyrighted music and films, the Financial Times reported.
You can't watch a DVD or listen to an album without seeing some form of warning about illegal downloading.
The measure is aimed at combating illegal downloading and, thus, at creating the conditions for an increased offer of music and lower prices for consumers.
ILLEGAL downloading of music, films and television programmes cost Britain 39,000 jobs and retail losses of pounds 1.
ILLEGAL downloading of music, films and TV programmes cost Britain 39,000 jobs and retail losses of pounds 1.
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.