Issue No. 02 - February (2006 vol. 7)
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Daniel Hughes , Lancaster University
James Walkerdine , Lancaster University
Geoff Coulson , Lancaster University
Stephen Gibson , York St John College
The anonymity that peer-to-peer networks afford their users is thought to weaken the social pressures that inhibit deviant behavior, such as distributing illegal pornography. Empirical evidence suggests that this belief might be inaccurate and that a small subset of the P2P community produces most P2P-mediated illegal pornography.
peer-to-peer, file sharing, user behavior
J. Walkerdine, S. Gibson, G. Coulson and D. Hughes, "Peer-to-Peer: Is Deviant Behavior the Norm on P2P File-Sharing Networks?," in IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 7, no. , pp. 1, 2006.