Monday, October 20, 2003

A New Tool To Prohibit Illegal Movies And Music On Networks

This Internet Week article describes a new appliance for blocking shared content by checking against a database of copyrighted materials (also sets up rules for up/downloads, etc). While I understand why companies are concerned about p2p filesharing activity (bandwidth and possible liability issues), there are still some concerns: privacy and non-infringing uses are a few that instantly come to mind. Plus, the cost of this appliance is pretty hefty. Is this the solution to the filesharing "problem"? Any thoughts?

- posted by laurie @ 10/20/2003 07:27:00 PM
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