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The History Of File Sharing Abstract

- The History of File Sharing Abstract People have lots of options when it comes to file sharing, but BitTorrent is the most popular among the file sharing clients. File sharing began when the first floppy disks were established by IBM in 1971. The first floppy disk only held eighty kilobytes of storage. The floppy disk developed throughout time by getting smaller and having more space available on them. The first online bulletin board system was created 1978 by ward Christensen. This system let people share files over a very basic version of the internet....   [tags: File sharing, Peer-to-peer, Copyright]

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The Popularity Of Peer And Peer File Sharing

- The popularity of peer to peer file sharing was as an offshoot of the introduction of Naspers and people who were in need of certain information and those who could give it were interconnected.[ ] The workings of Peer-to-peer file sharing differ from the old-styled file downloading system in such a way that a software program is used to locate or search for computers that are in possession or have what you need rather than the web browser. The computers are called peers because they are same as yours, they are yours.[ ] So you run the software on your computer and send out a request for the file you need and the software will query other computers with the same software connected to the in...   [tags: Peer-to-peer, File sharing]

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An Examination of File-sharing on the Internet

- An Examination of File-sharing on the Internet “Napster and its founder held the promise of everything the new medium of the Internet encompassed: youth, radical change and the free exchange of information. But youthful exuberance would soon give way to reality as the music industry placed a bull's-eye squarely on Napster.” I. Introduction Today the use of a computer has provided many privileges to its users, and among those privileges the main and largest one is the distribution of information across the internet....   [tags: Research File Sharing Internet Essays]

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Music File-Sharing- Right or Wrong?

- Music File-Sharing- Right or Wrong. To file share or not to file share. That is the question. Should free music off the internet be legal. Who is in the right- Napster or the music industry. There are some of the topics I hoped to discuss when I invited four journalists to my house to debate the controversial issue of online music. Ding-dong. “Uh-oh”, I think, wiping my hands on a paper towel. “They must be here early.” It’s six-thirty, my guests aren’t due to arrive until seven, and I am already a half-hour behind....   [tags: Internet File Sharing Essays]

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File Sharing Survey

- File Sharing Survey With a coke in one hand and the computer mouse in the other, Jack Napster is busy downloading Mp3's from Limewire with his super fast college Ethernet connection. Jack Napster lives for his music and consequently makes use of file sharing programs in order to keep up with current musical trends. He can access all the new hit songs and even some underground artists that his friends have recommended to him. Jack feels that file sharing is an ethical practice even though it is deemed illegal by the law....   [tags: File Sharing Illegality Essays]

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The Pros and Cons of Legalizing File Sharing of MP3s

- The Pros and Cons of Legalizing File Sharing of MP3s An estimated 70 million people have reportedly engaged in online file sharing, most of it illegal. Illegal downloading mostly of music and some of movies or programs, took off in the late 1990's with the file-sharing programs like Napster, Kazaa, Morpheus, Audiogalaxy, and more. Many of these programs have started charging money for downloads like Napster, have been shut down by the RIAA like Audiogalaxy, or are still downloading illegally like Kazaa....   [tags: File Sharing Music Downloading]

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The Global Ethical Perspective of Peer-to-peer File-sharing

- The Global Ethical Perspective of Peer-to-peer File-sharing Introduction This paper is an analytical essay on global ethical issues on peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing. A history and background of peer-to-peer file-sharing will be given, as well as how it became an issue. This paper will explore what aspects of file-sharing are ethical and at what point it becomes unethical. An explanation of the laws will be described and whether the laws different from region-to-region around the world. The paper will include personal experiences with file sharing, as well as an in-depth analysis on the topic with high-quality industry and academic references to defend a particular moral/ethical positio...   [tags: Technology Internet File Sharing Essays]

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The Internet Has Changed The Traditional Supply Chain Of The Music Industry And Online File Sharing

- The internet has changed the traditional supply chain of the music industry and online file sharing has become a significant part of how music is distributed today. The original model was one of a circulation chain from artist to studio and finally to consumer, however the invention of the mp3 format and the introduction of p2p file sharing have facilitated more direct distribution channels. The first successful attempt at this new method of music sharing came in the form of Napster in 1999 which allowed users to share files across computers, connecting them at much faster speeds with larger sharing quantities in a peer-to-peer file sharing system....   [tags: Peer-to-peer, File sharing, Kazaa, Freenet]

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The Future of File Sharing

- According to recent research, 61% of people ages 14-24 illegally download copyrighted music (Van Der Sar, Aug. 2009). Known as “file sharing,” the process of making digital files available over the internet is a habit among many people of all ages. Since Napster, the first file sharing program, came out in 1999, the prevalence of file sharing steadily increased. According to Koleman Strumpf, by 2006, 60% of all internet traffic was due to file sharing, up from less than 10% in 1999 (Pries 1). The rapid growth of file sharing can be attributed to several factors, one of which is the general social acceptance of downloading music without paying for it (Grassmuck 1)....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Online Piracy and File Sharing

- Multimedia, everybody loves it, weather its Music, Movies, Video Games, Pictures etc. we all enjoy it. You would usually or typically buy your music, movies, video games or photos online, from some online media service, such as iTunes or Amazon .etc. or at a movie store, or at Wal-Mart. Nothings free weather you’re paying 99 cents for a song or $20.00 for a new Movie that just came out, it’s not free. Sometimes, you might let your friend borrow your movie or something, and then they might lend it to their friend, it might seem like it was free, but it wasn’t you still had to pay for it....   [tags: illegal downloading of music, movies from internet]

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Music File Sharing: An Ethical Debate

- We are different. Living amidst a new era, technology has changed our lives forever. For more than a decade, our generation had commonly been referred to as the “net generation.” Our fortune brings us life in the age of digital information, where information flows freely and knowledge is infinite. We have embraced the concept of freedom and taken several levels farther than what our forefathers imagined. Whether we realize it or not, we naturally question the unknown and demand answers to our questions (and quick answers at that)....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Online File Sharing and Internet Piracy

- The United States of America is a free country, then why shouldn’t the internet be free. Why should we have restrictions placed on what we can and cannot do on the internet. Every day, millions of users share files on the internet through numerous online sources. Whether they download music, movies, or software, online file-sharing can give people access to a plentiful amount of information. These files are often free and easily accessible by anyone. The practice of distributing or providing access to digitally stored information represents file sharing (Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing and Copyright Infringement: Are You Vulnerable?)....   [tags: downloading music, internet, laws]

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The Issues Arising From File Sharing

- The internet is one of the most exciting phenomena to be invented in the world of technology. It was widely received and accepted by all sectors of the society, including the government, and businesses. The communication and media platforms were on the frontline in embracing the new technology. The internet is currently the largest source of music and video content. The availability of high-speed internet connections and a creation of inexpensive and easily distributable digital contents has facilitated to the high number of downloads....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Peer-to-peer]

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Copyright Infringement and Illegal File Sharing

- The first IPod I ever used was the iPod mini released in 2004. My sister had gotten it for her thirteenth birthday. I was fascinated with this mp3 player only because the screen could produce images of the album and the dial was interactive. At this point the only way I could listen to music was through my Walkman or cassette player. CDs had reached their prime around this point. The popularity of mp3s players, especially the apple’s iPod, became more popular than portable CDs or cassette players right around the introduction of Apple’s iPod-Mini, the fifth model of its kind....   [tags: Popularity, Money Loss, Consequences]

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The Ethics of File Sharing Software

- The Ethics of File Sharing Software Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss the ethical problem that file sharing software creates when used to transfer copy written material. It is contested that the very existence of this software promotes piracy. The paper will focus on the creators of the file sharing software, knowing that the user employs their product illegally. The software creators (Kazaa, Grokster, Morpheus, etc) are claiming that they cannot control what the end user does with its product....   [tags: Computers Technology Software Essays]

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The Benefits of File Sharing Technology

- Napster: The Benefits of File Sharing Technology Napster. Never before has one word brought so much controversy and debate over technology and peoples' rights to information. Napster was co-founded by Shawn Fanning, a college student with a million dollar idea. His idea was to provide people across the world the ability to download information from other users’ computers. Although this technology was already available through local networks, Shawn envisioned a way to make this network technology possible for the average college student like himself....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]

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MP3 File Sharing and the Future

-    Abstract: This paper discusses the ethical and legal issues of online sharing of  MP3 music files.  The technology exists to effectively distributes music to consumers, and the recording industry is trying to stop this practice as they fear that they will lose revenue.  Many artists, whose music is being shared, support the technology.  By working together, on-line file-swapping companies and the recording industry could revolutionize the way music is distributed to consumers.               Everyone who uses the Internet has heard of some way to swap MP3 files back and forth.  A lot of people who don't even use the Internet have heard of Napster, Scour, Aimster, Gnutella, etc.  Why is...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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File Sharing on the Internet

- File Sharing on the Internet Want to see the latest box office movies. How about checking out the latest records by your favorite rock band. What if you feel like playing a game or reading a document or doing some research. Today, with the progress the Internet is making, this is all possible in your own home in your own PC. For people who know where to go, the Internet offers endless possibilities for finding entertainment. Perhaps the most controversial and intriguing thing on the Internet today is the idea of file sharing....   [tags: Papers]

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File Sharing on the Internet

- File Sharing on the Internet When we think of pirates, we see scruffy men with unshaven chins, a bandana, a gold earing, a black patch on one eye, and a wooden leg, men with guns in hand, riding the seas in their wooden ship proudly flying the terrifying skull and crossbones. Well, pirates these days look much different. In fact, you may be sitting by one right now. They are ordinary people who have come to enjoy the technologies the Internet provides. These pirates are boys and girls, women and men, who habitually root themselves in their desk chairs with eyes fixed on the computer screen....   [tags: Computers Technology Essays]

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Illegal P2P File Sharing

- About 5 years ago Napster, a network software application, was being used to download music files. The network was growing faster than anybody who ever started it would have imagined. When artists, songwriters, and all of the other people involved in making CD's realized that this wasn't going to slow down any time soon, they decided that they needed to stop Napster. Little by little, Napster was being less used and it became harder to find the songs wanted until nobody used it anymore. When all of this was happening, other applications were made available....   [tags: Music]

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America Needs File Sharing

- America Needs File Sharing A Farce on File Sharing What you are about to read is a researched story about file sharing. Although some characters in this story are based on real life people, most are fabricated. My advice to the reader is to take your time reading my story and pay special attention to the characters so that you will not get lost. Enjoy the tale. The day was hot and humid and for Los Anglos the sun shone somewhat brightly through the thick cloud of pollutants up above. In four corners of the city, four individuals began their daily morning routines....   [tags: Argumentative]

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File Sharing

- FILE SHARING Ethical Debate with Today’s Technology (INTRO) You may have illegal content on your computer right now. File sharing has become a very large issue today in society even though it has existed for decades. It has been the recent advances in our technology that has made it main stream and in the eyes of the general public. File sharing today tests the limits of technology along with our ethics making it a fuzzy grey area. When discussing file sharing's effect on society, first you should have a brief understanding about the terminology, technology, and methods that are used....   [tags: essays research papers]

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File Sharing

- Author?s Note: This was originally an informative speech and was some portions were edited for time purposes, so some modifications may be required.If you?re using this as a speech, it will be around eight minutes long. Word Count: 1,054 Introduction Most people have an idea of what file sharing is, but they?re not exactly sure why it?s such a big deal. Some of them may even be aware of the fact that file sharing is punishable by law and carries a fine of up to and including $20,000. Since the introduction of Napster in 1999, copyrighted music has been illegally duplicated more than eight trillion times....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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File Sharing

- File Sharing Napster was just another step into the huge world we know as the internet or the World Wide Web. It was a step I believe in the right direction, but some people have differing views. Napster is a program in which people could chat, share files such as mpeg or mpeg3 layered files or other formatted files across the internet. This program was very controversial because it was a very well made program. Its design and user interface was extremely easy to use. Therefore it attracted more and more people to the files sharing business....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Technology Essays]

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Electronic File Sharing

- Electronic File Sharing Often times new technology enables completely new activities, discoveries, and ways of living, once not possible without that particular technology. An example of this would be the microscope and telescope, which now allow us to see things not possible before. Other times, new technology allows us to do things which we did before, but in a different way.1 A good example of this is electronic file sharing over the Internet. Unauthorized file sharing was possible before the Internet, but on a much smaller scale....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Internet File Sharing

- Windows users in the Direct Connect network vicinity. Direct Connect allows students to share files over the Internet with minimal restrictions and limits. The client is completely free of advertisements and has a nice, easy to use interface. Firewall and router support is integrated and it is easy and convenient to use functionality like multi-hub connections, auto-connections and resuming of downloads. This program makes downloading from classmate’s quick and easy when on campus. Hopefully not to easy, however, the latest Bill, “Campus-based digital theft prevention”, at Santa Clara University is facing students with the potential risk of losing their federal student aid as a result of fai...   [tags: Internet]

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Napster and Peer to Peer File Sharing

- Napster A battle is being fought over how we access our music. Technology has greatly changed the days of going to the record store to purchase music. Now we are able to link to millions of music lovers around the world by hopping on our computers, getting on the interenet and by using a file-sharing program called Napster. Now many questions arise: Is it stealing from the artists or is it stealing from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It also brings about the questions of how "free" the internet should be....   [tags: Internet]

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MP3 File Sharing Hurts America

- MP3 File Sharing Hurts America Before the present time of computers and various media player technology, trading music files on the internet was practically unheard of. Today MP3 music files have become file format that is widely “swapped” over the internet. The problem with trading MP3's is that it violates copyright laws. However, this hasn’t stopped the tens of millions of file sharing software users who continue swap MP3’s. MP3 piracy is a costly business for many companies, and the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of “P2P” file sharing....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Is File-Sharing via Internet Illegal?

- Is File-Sharing Illegal.       Abstract:  file-sharing violates existing copyright law by facilitating the widespread and illegal distribution of copyrighted material.  This paper examines the case against file-sharing, by looking at how the players bear responsibility for the illegal acts currently made possible by this new technology.  Finally, it suggests some remedies for file-sharing companies to reform themselves and become a potentially powerful and revolutionary company while still acting in compliance with the law....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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File Sharing and Online Piracy: How Does it Effect Copyrights? Is it Ethical?

- As you upload the most recent (and most spectacular) new Lady Gaga album Art Pop into your ITunes Library, you scale back and take a long look at your devoted collection. You’ve collected nearly 2000 songs, 150 movies, and 200 books. From the Beatles to Deadmau3, Miley Cyrus to Nirvana, you have every type of music you could possibly imagine. Worst of all, you don’t even listen to a tenth of it. You’ve collected all this media for an outrageous price too: Absolutely Nothing. After 2 and half years of constant file sharing through Limewire, Frostwire, and Vuze, You’ve easily transcended beyond a four or five thousand dollar threshold of Pirated Media....   [tags: pirated media, itunes library, napster]

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File Sharing Website And Its Founder Kim Dotcom

- Introduction The report discusses about file sharing website and its founder Kim Dotcom. is a site which allows user to simply upload and share any type of documents. The main motive behind this site was to provide free means of file sharing and storage capacity for user. There are mainly three type of users for this site, first uses site for download purpose, second uses site for upload and share and third for the purpose of storing documents. Video converting software developed by Andrus Nomm was used for uploading and sharing of videos without looking into the content....   [tags: Copyright, Ethics, Copyright infringement]

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An Ethical Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer File Swapping

- An Ethical Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer File Swapping Abstract The last few years has seen an explosion in the use of the Internet as a means for exchanging, free of charge, digital media by way of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing technologies. Initially, the practice was primarily limited to the swapping of music, in the form of MP3 files. The pervasiveness of broadband, the advent of newer file types, and the creation of more sophisticated technologies has subsequently made possible the exchange of other types as well – including movies, television shows and software....   [tags: File Sharing Research Papers]

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How Peer And Peer Networking Improve Data Sharing For The Global Community Of Users?

- Nikita Kakorin Candidate Number: To What Extent does Peer to Peer Networking Improve Data Sharing for the Global Community of Users. Computer Science Julie Nygaard Total Word Count without Abstract: 3046 Total Word Count with Abstract: 3229 1 December 2014 Abstract: Peer to Peer (P2P) networking is becoming more and more commonly used by a very diverse section of the population. It is affecting our lives, the lives of those around us, and the economy we depend on, all at the same time....   [tags: Peer-to-peer, File sharing, Client-server]

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The Moral Issues of Freenet and Online File Sharing

- The Moral Issues of Freenet and Online File Sharing The internet today is a vast network that contains nearly limitless amounts of information and media. With this immense amount of data at our fingertips, the line between right and wrong has begun to blur. The illegal downloading of copyrighted material has exploded in recent years, but a larger issue looms over the current copyrighting frenzy. It is that of the preservation of free speech in cyberspace. Should the government be allowed to limit our access to "unsuitable content"....   [tags: Internet Technology Computers Essays]

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P2P File-Sharing

- P2P File-Sharing INTRODUCTION Technology is moving at an ever-increasing rate, which faces us with many new issues as we move into a digital age. Gone are the days where property and transactions were physically tangible. A medium of an electronic nature is now today’s preferred choice as opposed to traditional means. This new electronic medium is hardly tangible yet it is becoming more pervasive in our lives. So what exactly are some of these technologies and issues associated with them. This paper will look into both the domestic and the international issues associated with MP3 and Peer-to-Peer technologies over the Internet....   [tags: Computers Software Technology Essays]

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Sharing Pirated MP3’s

- Sharing Pirated MP3’s The sharing of MP3 music and its legality is a major issue in our legal system at this time. It has been a battle in the courts for several years now. It all began with the legendary downfall of the original bad boy of sharing, Napster. Despite the legal actions of the music industry, the file sharing community continues to thrive. Millions of users still log on to a handful of programs and illegally trade MP3’s and other computer programs. College students are suspected to be one of the major culprits of People to People file sharing....   [tags: File Sharing Essays]

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The Freeloaders, by Megan McArdle: Article Analysis on Illegal Music Download

- What do you think about free music downloading. Do you think it should be allowed or not. The article entitled “The Freeloaders,” written by Megan McArdle, is based on the issue that many people are sharing and downloading music files for free, and that many people accept this behavior. It is also based on how the music file-sharing is affecting the success of music industry negatively. While McArdle is persuasive when she claims that music file-sharing is not benefiting the music industry and the entertainment industry financially, I also see that there is a lack of solid evidence to back up her argument, which complicates this issue....   [tags: File Sharing, Millenium Generation]

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The Napster and Grokster Cases: Differences and Similarities

- Along with the development of a file format (MP3) to store digital audio recordings, came one of the new millennium’s most continuous debates – peer-to-peer piracy – file sharing. Internet companies such as Napster and Grokster became involved in notable legal cases in regards to copyright laws in cyberspace. These two cases are similar in nature, yet decidedly different. In order to understand the differences and similarities, one should have an understanding of each case as well as the court’s ruling....   [tags: copyright legislation, file sharing]

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The Story of Pirate Bay

- In 2003, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a Swedish national, co-founded a website called The Pirate Bay which, over the years, would come to have a notorious reputation as the biggest file sharing website in the world. Boasting over 31 million users, the website has been the relentless target of business and governmental attempts to destroy it through lawsuits and arrests – and yet, ten years later, the website remains the biggest hub of file sharing on Earth (CBS pg1). Its founders have not had the same luck as the website itself though....   [tags: file sharing on the internet]

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Exploring Piracy within Systems

- ... File Hosting Services: These services occur when websites host files, which enable users to download them. It often provides a large selection of popular online material. Once a user has made use of a file-sharing network they too become a part of the network, allowing others to download files from the user’s computer. File sharing is generally illegal unless the material being shared is not copyrighted or proprietary. This is due to the copyright granting the owner of the material exclusive rights to the material and its distribution....   [tags: research document, file sharing]

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Downloading Music from the Internet

- Downloading Music from the Internet There are many ways to download music off the internet; some legal and some illegal. There are so many websites about downloading music, it can be confusing to people which ways are legal and which are not. Some sites and programs charge a monthly fee while others have consumers pay per song. Then there are others that advertise “Free Downloads” and falsely state that downloading free music is legal. There are many advantages and disadvantages to downloading music legally and illegally....   [tags: File Sharing]

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Copyright Infringement via Internet-based File-sharing Technology

- Copyright Infringement via Internet-based File-sharing Systems   Internet-based file-sharing systems are gaining popularity, and consequently the sharing of copyrighted materials has become rampant.  Fueled by server-based systems such as FreeDrive and peer-to-peer systems such as Napster, copyrighted materials are being propagated all over the Internet, and while shutting down such systems seems to answer some of these problems, it is in no way a complete solution.  By examining these file-sharing systems and the legal issues that envelope them, more appropriate regulatory means may be discovered....   [tags: Technology Essays]

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Electronic Theft Act And The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

- Introduction File sharing of copyright material has become a common and socially acceptable to most. With modern computers the ability to make exact copies and share them with everyone connected to internet has change the socially acceptable outdated copyright laws to a level not ever imagined when they were created. In fact most people feel that it is fine to pirate copyrighted material up until the point that someone makes money off of someone else 's work. There are different degrees of what someone will find socially acceptable, but it can be said that only thirty percent of the general public find file sharing unacceptable completely (Masnick, 2011)....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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The Moral Judgement Of College Students

- In this article Marc et al. examine the moral judgement of college students to identify why they participate in the widespread occurrence of illegal music downloading. The authors analysed 188 students using social domain theory to understand their involvement with illegal music downloading and investigate individuals reactions to certain circumstances involving moral and social standard. They argue that college students do have intact moral judgement abilities however continue to download due to students perception of fairness with the economical music price companies displayed....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright infringement, Warez]

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Illegal Downloading : An International Organized Criminal Enterprise

- Illegal Downloading Since the Internet began, people have been sharing files with each other around the world. Many of these files are music, video, and other forms of media. But these files are illegal copies of intellectual properties, which are being given away without compensation to the IP owners. This has become a large problem for the music industry and other digital formats of media. File sharing websites have been around the Internet for years, but the former world largest was shut down in 2012 by the US Department of Justice....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, File sharing]

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Intellectual Property And The Internet Piracy

- Internet Piracy In today’s society, piracy of intellectual property is one of the most common activities on the internet. Intellectual property has become more and more important to the modern world, because the reliance on technologies has increased significantly over the past decade, and much intellectual property has been digitalized. The majority of the public is not aware of the importance of intellectual property rights, because intellectual property can be easily obtained by everyone. Creators throughout the world have many problems with piracy, especially the entertainment industry....   [tags: Copyright, Intellectual property, File sharing]

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Internet Piracy And Its Effect On Society

- As long as there is access to free music, we 're not going to pay to get it. The rapid expansion of new technologies in conjunction with the internet has given us alternative sources to the ease of downloading music from the web. It may perhaps be that fans do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on their favorite artists while the practicality of digital music downloads is right at their fingertips making it readily available. Some may feel that music downloading is perfectly legal, maybe mostly due to its widespread availability....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright infringement, Warez]

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Vulnerability Assessment On The Network Security Analyst

- Introduction Based on the size of the company, Global Accounting has ubiqitous, and the opportunity for vulnerabilities has arised within the organization. There are a variety of ways to compromised systems in order to acquire, modify and share confidential data and information. In light of this, there is a need for a vulnerability assessment on the organization’s network and futhermore, the network needs to be evaluted for any external unauthorized accesses, as a result of where a external agent with malware can shutdown the company....   [tags: Peer-to-peer, File sharing, Wireless]

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Internet Wars: SOPA, PIPA and CISPA

- ... CISPA changes the already existing National Security Act of 1947 to allow private businesses and the government to share information about cyber threats, including “efforts to degrade, disrupt or destroy” vital networks or “threat or misappropriation” of information owned by the government or private businesses, such as intellectual property(Fitzpatrick, Alex pg. 1). CISPA focuses on defending companies from cyber-attacks and theft, While SOPA focused on giving broad tools to copyright holders and law enforcement authorities to go after pirates and copyright infringement....   [tags: internet file sharing, piracy]

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Illegal Downloading Should Be Banned Downloading

- On Illegally Downloading Protected Content Illegally downloading music, movies, and other protected content have significantly increased. University students fined for illegally downloading protected content lessens piracy. Fining students from universities and colleges inform them that there are charges to pay for illegal activity, according to accredited universities. Creators of music, movies, or other protected content earn money back in which they have lost, with the fines that were given to those who committed the crime....   [tags: University, Student, Fine, File sharing]

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

- Exposition. A peer-to-peer file sharing service called Napster is brought to court on charges of copyright infringements by all members of the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA. The RIAA filed an order to restrain Napster from allowing the exchange of songs through its service. The claims brought against Napster included direct, contributory, and vicarious infringements. Napster concocted a defense against the charges, citing the Audio Home Recording Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor clause, fair use, and that the case was being used to suppress new technologies....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright infringement, Copyright]

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Napster 's Case Against Napster

- Facts of the case: Napster was a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing application that was created by Shawn Fanning in 1999. This application was developed so that users could share compressed music files with other users by searching their hard drives and transferring copies of the files via the free Napster software. Though Napster aided in the facilitation of these file transfers, it did not store music files on a server or any other company owned computer or storage device. Popularity of Napster quickly soared; within a year’s time, Napster’s website was a rated as a top 50 most-visited web address.1 Record companies took notice of Napster’s popularity, and also took issue with the large-sca...   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, File sharing]

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The Age Of The Internet

- The age of the Internet has been a blessing and curse for the music industry. The rapidly progression of the internet has giving way for music digitalization and reproduction. This has also paved way for music sharing among one another without a cost. The sharing of copyrighted materials has definitely contributed to the declining of music album sells. Also P2P filing sharing website such as Kazaa, Bit Torrent, LimeWire, Grokster, and Napster has created an easy platform, which promote the infringement of copyrighted material especially music....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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A & M Records, Inc.

- A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc. is a landmark case in which the application of intellectual property laws has forever impacted contemporary culture with regards to digital works. The legal issues presented in the instant case resulted in a holding, which set forth a precedent that has influence the mode and means of digital works distribution. The outcome of Napster affects both businesses and individuals. Napster, a free online file sharing network, allowed peers to share digital files directly with each other by way of connections through its software and system....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright, File sharing]

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Flickr, Mediafire, Instagram and Shutterfly

- Flickr is an image and file hosting site created by Ludicorp in 2004, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fakeand. The company was later acquired by Yahoo in 2005. It is a popular site used by bloggers, photo researchers, and the online communities in general to share, post, customize, and store personal photographs. There are three types of accounts that users can sign up for using Flicker. When applying for the basic version of the service, there is no cost....   [tags: File Hosting and Sharing]

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The Copyright Office

- Article1, Section8, Clause8 of the constitution gives congress the power to make laws: to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited time to authors and inventors exclusive right to respective writings and discoveries (U.S. Copyright Office). Formerly, claims were registered by clerks of U.S. district courts, however in today’s time the Copyright office is a separate department of the library of congress. The mission of the Copyright Office is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system and since 1870; the Copyright Office has registered more than 33,654,000 claims to copyright and mask works (U.S....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Why Suing College Students For Illegal Music Downloading Is Right

- Marci Hamilton, a FindLaw columnist for CNN, and author of the article, “Why Suing College Students for Illegal Music Downloading is Right” pens a compelling article about the need for enforcing copyright laws. However, Hamilton does not make her argument flawlessly. Rhetorical devices, such as pathos and logos are used well to strengthen her argument, but fails to establish ethos within the actual article, which takes away from the overall credibility of her piece. Hamilton also is guilty of using several fallacies; she uses hasty generalizations, scare tactic, and appeals to authority....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright infringement]

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Software Is Extremely Helpful And Its Utility Drives Computer Use

- Software is extremely helpful and its utility drives computer use. There are different types of software, front-end software as well as back-end software. There is paid software, free software, and software that is a combination of both. When downloading peer to peer software risks present themselves in one or two ways. The software itself may contain a virus, also the files that are shared over peer to peer software may contain viruses as well. P2P software has no place in the office environment because there are more liabilities than benefits associated with it....   [tags: Peer-to-peer, File sharing, Computer]

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Why Should Peer You Peer ( P2p ) Networks Do You Grow Their Business?

- 2.What should peer-to-peer (P2P) networks do to grow their business. P2P providers should look for new ways to legalize file-sharing. P2P companies should convince the music industry by presenting feasible solutions that economically can benefit the music industry, like charging users fees to access files. Placing a system to assist file-sharing users to open retail accounts, whereas retailers allow other P2P fans to download songs for small fees, then a percentage of this money is handed in to copyright owners....   [tags: File sharing, Peer-to-peer, Anti-copyright]

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Evolution Of Peer To Peer

- The current phenomenon of peer-to-peer programs (also known as P2P) all began with a college student named Shawn Fanning at Northeastern University, who wanted an easier way of finding music over the internet. Websites that offered good music all seemed to lead to dead ends, frustrating Shawn and those around him. It inspired him to make a file-sharing system combined with a music search function that would allow users to “bypass the rats' nest of legal and technical problems that kept great music from busting out all over the World Wide Web.” It was called Napster....   [tags: File Sharing Internet ]

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Information That Need Protection From Hackers

- Every organization have sensitive information that need protection from hackers. Many organizations use peer-to-peer sharing application that can increase the risk of data theft. They are many risks related with software security. On this paper, we will be discussing and providing a risk assessment that is related with unauthorized installation of file-sharing software on company computers, including servers, desktops and laptops. This kind of risk can result in the loss of system integrity. Moreover, we will evaluate three technology-based solution that will provide effective protection measures....   [tags: File sharing, Peer-to-peer, Computer security]

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Technology Could Bring About the End of the Music Industry as We Know It

- Is this the end of music as we know it. Of course not. For over 50,000 years (that we know of) music has been a part of our lives and it will stay a part of our lives until our apocalyptic end. But are we facing the end of music as an industry. Possibly. This question has been on the tip of musicians, industry insiders, and music mogul’s minds for the past few years. Why so scared. Well, through the eighties, nineties, and all the way up to the new millennium, the publics’ need for popular music was at an all time high; album sales were through the roof and world records were being broken....   [tags: Digital Media, internet, music, file sharing, ]

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Digital Media And Its Effect On The Future

- What is ownership. How has it changed in recent years with the increase of digital media. With the outstanding increase in popularity for media in a digital format, it has begun to beg the question as to what it means to actually own something. Currently, ownership in the eyes of the customer making a purchase entails having paid for an object/access to use said media, but, to the companies that produce the media ownership has a completely different meaning. With the unclear understanding of what it means to actually own digital media creates issues when it comes to sharing what most people consider to be their own property....   [tags: Peer-to-peer, File sharing, Mass media, Music]

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The Battle Against Music Piracy

- The Battle Against Music Piracy Since 2012, the United States has been ranked number one on the list of music pirates. For years, people have been illegally downloading music for their own personal gain without considering the impact it has on the artists . When a song or an album is bought, some of the profit goes to the artist; therefore, if a song is not bought and it is downloaded off of an unofficial music sharing website, no profit goes to the artist. Although it may be convenient to download a popular song for free from the internet, this illegal act should not be considered as it benefits the artist more to buy the album at a store....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, File sharing]

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The Recording Industry Association Of America

- This article talks about the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed thousands of lawsuits against individuals that use unauthorized peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks to share music. These people included children, adults, unemployed single mothers, college professors, and college students. The first section of this article is talking about RIAA filed a lawsuit against the peer-to-peer technology companies such as Limewire, iMesh, AudioGalaxy, and Aimster at the beginning of December 1999....   [tags: Peer-to-peer, File sharing, Gnutella, Kazaa]

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Digital Entertainment Piracy : The Big Debate

- Digital Entertainment Piracy: The Big Debate America thrives on entertainment. It has always been a big part of our culture. This love of music, movies, games etc. has gone to the next level now that we are in an age like no other in history. The digital age. The era of worldwide content at anyone’s fingertips has brought a wave of new entertainment companies and practices especially tailored to consumers. In a world where instant entertainment is found on devices that fit in pockets or even in someone’s ear, people are finding it difficult to wait for the traditional entertainment companies to catch up....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Digital rights management]

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Internet Piracy Has Changed Our Lives

- The advancement of technology has dramatically change our lives. About a decade ago, we were only able to share certain amount of data. Now, with the use of your computer and a few mouse clicks, you can download anything you want such as music, video, PC games, software, and many more things. I believe that peer to peer technologies have enormous potential. However, the unauthorized use of peer to peer technologies has led us to a serious problem. Everyone has common misconception that downloading copyrighted files without paying anything is okay!....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright infringement, Peer-to-peer]

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Online Piracy And The Internet

- Good day, allow me to briefly introduce to you the topic of the day… Illegal downloading. Branded as the ‘scourge’ of the internet by some; worshipped as the ‘saviour’ of many by others. Ever since the beginning of time, everyone could agree on one thing—People love free stuff. Illegal downloading, or online piracy as some would call it, is just that. You get something, for nothing at all. The only real cost is internet bandwidth. Wait. You’ve never heard of this magical, yet extremely illicit experience that is online piracy....   [tags: File sharing, Peer-to-peer, Kazaa, BitTorrent]

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Internet Piracy

- In recent years, internet piracy or "file sharing" of copyrighted material has gained much popularity. It is a topic that has incessantly sparked debate and has even received global attention. Although on the surface the act of file sharing may seem harmless, it is far from it. Each year, film and record production companies as well as software and video game development companies suffer from billions of dollars in lost profits. This loss comes as a direct result of internet piracy. Many agree that file sharing is unethical and consider it to be no different than downright theft....   [tags: file sharing, P2P, network]

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Against Illegal Music Downloading

- Flash back to October, 1997. The punk rockers who call themselves Green Day prepare to release the much anticipated follow-up album to Dookie, Nimrod. Every kid between the ages of 10 and 20 is ready to pounce on the album when it hits stores. Every one of my friends begs their parents to take them to the store on that cold Tuesday morning. The older kids ditch class to get in line at the local Best Buy. The album sells 80,000 copies in the first week and over 2 million before the new Millennium ....   [tags: MP3 File Sharing P2P]

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Peer To Peer Piracy

- Peer To Peer Piracy Everyone loves good tunes, and that’s okay. In this media heavy society, everyone has a favorite type of music, or a favorite artist. However, expanding one’s horizons in music beyond mainstream was terribly expensive, until Napster. Napster, Shawn Fanning’s brainchild, was a revolution. People began trading music over the internet through peer to peer file sharing, and next thing you know, everyone could have thousands and thousands of songs. Napster had shown a society a method for getting what they wanted, for free....   [tags: File Sharing Network MP3]

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Downloading Music On The Internet

- When is downloading music on the web illicit. Downloading music is a huge issues in the United States. With regards to downloading music individuals infringe upon this law consistently in light of the fact that the music has a copyright security laws. There is a myth that is going around about the web and that will be that anything posted online can be duplicate or even downloaded. It is so easy to download music just by opening one of numerous distributed record offer projects, selecting the tracks, downloading and copying the tracks to an album....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Statute of Anne]

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Effects Of Downloading

- The amount of people using the Internet is virtually everyone. Many homes have personal computers that their children and families use to serf the Internet, check e-mail, and chat with friends. Millions of Internet users nationwide take part in downloading content off of peer-to-peer programs such as Kazaa, Grokster, and WinMX. Peer-to-peer programs enable users all over the world to share files off of their computers, no matter what it is. All the person needs to do is put the desired file or folder into the 'My Shared' folder and millions of people can download it onto their computers free of charge, whether it is copyrighted or not....   [tags: File Sharing Downloading Internet]

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Stevie Wonder and the Crime-Fighting Werewolf

- "Stevie Wonder and the Crime-Fighting Werewolf" As is befitting a student, I have been tasked to write yet another paper, this time on the subject of my choosing that relates to issues in the digital age. As an avid fan of downloading music, I decided to discuss the subject of music file sharing. However, as many readers can attest to, diving headlong into the discussion would be both jarring and boring, and in order to spice up the paper I was assigned to give four of my sources a personality and let them discuss the topic instead of me....   [tags: Music File Sharing Technology Essays]

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Stop Online Piracy Act: The Evil Act

- What exactly is SOPA. Not many people are aware of what SOPA is or stands for. SOPA is an acronym that stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the act is aimed at stopping illegal acts of piracy and stolen copyright content by online users. Users caught with any such copyrighted content could be charged with felony and thrown in jail. However, the extent, reach, and threat that the act posses is often debated and suppressed by the online public. This is because many online users fear that the act threatens online activity and restrict their right and access to certain online content, such as Youtube or Deviantart....   [tags: SOPA, illegal file sharing on the internet]

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Digital Music Distribution: Napster Vs. Kazzaa

- Over the past decade, since online music distribution networked its way into existence, the digital music forefront has proven to be a precarious foray — companies have come in and out of the market, utilizing a full spectrum of creative business models in attempts to lasso these newly unleashed possibilities of online music distribution. Some offer distinctly legal solutions that consumers are more or less resistant to and others hover ambiguously over the boundaries of copyright law, attracting users through questionable means....   [tags: P2P File Sharing]

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The Birth Of Napster To The Death Of Privacy

- The Birth of Napster To The Death of Privacy One of the most debated issues before our society is the issue of internet privacy. Privacy is such a valued concept that in today's world we pay good money in order to keep intruders out of our computer systems and out of our lives. Peer-to-Peer downloading is a major factor to the internet privacy issue. Peer-to-Peer downloading (also known as "file sharing") is considered by Microsoft to be "the act of making files on one computer accessible to others on a network." The original use of file sharing was simply meant for users to send files to one another....   [tags: Peer-to-Peer Downloading P2P File Sharing]

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Computer Piracy in The Music Industry

- Computer Piracy (The Music Industry) The music industry has had problems with computer piracy for many years now. There have been many programs devoted to giving out free music. Many of these programs are well know, but still very hard to stop. Napster, Kazaa, and the newest program, myTunes Redux are the most popular programs for music sharing. This essay will explain all about these main programs which allow free music to be shared all over the world. File-sharing became big right around the time the Napster file-sharing program came out....   [tags: mp3 file sharing music napster kazaa mytunes]

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Intellectual Property and the Future of the Music Industry

- Corruption, Conscience, and Copyright: The Current State of Intellectual Property and the Future of the Music Industry “Today’s pirates operate not on the high seas but on the Internet, in illegal CD factories, distribution centers, and on the street. The pirate’s credo is still the same--why pay for it when it’s so easy to steal. The credo is as wrong as it ever was. Stealing is still illegal, unethical, and all too frequent in today’s digital age. That is why RIAA [Recording Industry Association of America] continues to fight music piracy.” – The human conscience is a powerful tool....   [tags: Copyright MP3 File Sharing RIAA]

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Downloading Music on the Internet

- Who’s downloading. Throughout many years of the computer age there has been much advancement in computer technology. It first began with the people getting the Internet, then people began to understand the Internet, and then lastly people learned to overpower the Internet. Within the past several years the downloading music factor strongly took effect. To the majority of the internet population they tend to believe there’s nothing wrong with getting free tunes, but there is the select few who believe it is morally wrong....   [tags: Argumentative File Sharing Music Essays mp3]

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