Not Much Anonymity for Unprotected File-Sharers

September 26, 2007

My friend ‘b’ just emailed me this link… too bad he doesn’t have his own blog, eh?

UCR: Not Much Anonymity for Unprotected File-Sharers

The same technology that allows easy sharing of music, movies and other content across a network also allows government and media companies easy access to who is illegally downloading that content.

In a paper called “P2P: Is Big Brother Watching You?” three University of California, Riverside researchers show that a substantial number of people on file sharing networks, approximately 15 percent, are there to troll for illegal file sharing activity on behalf of the recording industry or the government.

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