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The P2P Wars: How Code Beat Law
May-June 2012 (vol. 16 no. 3)
pp. 92-94
Rebecca Giblin, Monash University

Content owners have successfully held P2P software providers liable for their users' infringements in every major case they've brought, but those successes failed to reduce the range or availability of P2P file sharing software. By contrasting the law's physical-world assumptions with the realities of software development, this article explains why.

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Index Terms:
P2P, peer-to-peer, file sharing, Napster, Grokster, Aimster, secondary liability, copyright, infringement, software, anti-regulatory code
Citation:
Rebecca Giblin, "The P2P Wars: How Code Beat Law," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 92-94, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.57
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