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.
But now file-swapping
on the Internet has gone underground, with the development of secure members-only, by-invitation, password-controlled secret networks known as "darknets." These locations are where files are transferred in encrypted form.
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
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."
WebSpins and BigChampagne monitor what Internet users are sharing on peer-to-peer file-swapping
The download services have proliferated as the major record labels try to counter piracy and free file-swapping
sites such as Kazaa and Grokster.
Is it any wonder, then, that tax avoidance may be fast approaching online-music file-swapping
as a new national pastime?
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.
It is being driven by Internet file-swapping
technologies, and the boom in recordable compact discs: commercial CD-R pirate sales tripled in 2001 to 450 million units.Jay Berman, IFPI Chairman and CEO points out that piracy is sometimes and mistakenly called a 'victimless crime'.