Dissemination of Copyrighted Material on the Internet

Jon M. Peha
Professor of EPP and ECE, and Associate Director of the Center for Wireless Broadband Networking
Carnegie Mellon University

Peer-to-peer networks, video and audio streaming, cyberlockers have become increasingly common means of disseminating content across the Internet, including copyrighted material Such technology has the potential to greatly improve the availability of valuable content at little cost. It also has the potential to disrupt traditional policies regarding content, requiring us to rethink long-established technical, policy, and business approaches. This project examines the technology used to disseminate copyrighted material, the technology used to detect dissemination of copyrighted material, the technology used to evade detection, and the policy and business implications of each.

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