Issue No. 03 - May-June (2012 vol. 16)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2012.57
Rebecca Giblin , Monash University
<p>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.</p>
P2P, peer-to-peer, file sharing, Napster, Grokster, Aimster, secondary liability, copyright, infringement, software, anti-regulatory code
R. Giblin, "The P2P Wars: How Code Beat Law," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. , pp. 92-94, 2012.