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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Court decisions on the same matter, such as infringement of copyright in P2P file sharing networks, may differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, with different conclusions.
The US Attorney General for the Western District of Washington asked Tiversa to highlight at today's press conference how millions of consumers expose their sensitive information when they use P2P file sharing networks and how thousands of potential criminals a day search and find this information to commit ID theft and fraud.
Grooveshark aims to revolutionize the music industry by combining the best of P2P file sharing and online music purchase sites into one service at http://www.
By charging for the songs exchanged between members on their site, Grooveshark will compensate copyright holders and users while providing the convenience and selection of P2P file sharing in an online music community.
Proceeds will be used to compensate copyright holders for their work, unlike other P2P file sharing sites.
Grooveshark offers the best of P2P file sharing, online music stores and music discovery communities in one service.
Grooveshark combines the best of P2P file sharing and online music purchase sites into one service at http://www.
As a DRM-free peer-to-peer (P2P) music-sharing network which compensates copyright holders as well as users, the company aims to revolutionize the music industry by combining the best of P2P file sharing and online music purchase sites into one service at www.
The means of distribution used vary and include floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.
iMesh is the first and only globally active P2P to launch an authorized service that incorporates many of the coveted consumer benefits common to the P2P file sharing experience while assuring compensation to registered rightsholders.
More anti-piracy initiatives need to be crafted, if there's any hope of reducing the amount of P2P file sharing and other piracy," said Crupnick.
BEVERLY HILLS, California, January 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nareos, the pioneering digital content commerce solutions provider, today introduced the world's first legal mobile p2p file sharing service, PeerBox(TM), at Midem in Cannes.