Legal Aspects of File Sharing

Legal Aspects Of File Sharing

The legal issues in file sharing involve violation of copyright laws as digital copies of copyrighted materials are transferred between users.

The application of national copyright laws to peer-to-peer and file sharing networks is of global significance. Peer-to-peer ("P2P") technology allows people worldwide to share files and data, and since this includes some that is subject to copyright, it has been targeted by rights holders, although peer-to-peer networks can be used for legitimate purposes.

The architecture of P2P systems vary – some rely upon a centralized server, others are decentralized with no one site operating the system. Newer P2P system architectures often include measures to conceal the identities of senders, recipients and material.

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