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Internet file-sharing

A new threat to copyright

Internet file-sharing is based on the technology of « peer to peer ».
Generally, a peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is any network that
does not have fixed clients and servers, but a number of peer nodes that
function as both clients and servers to the other nodes on the network.
Peer- to -peer technology itself does not appear to be illegal, because
it’s just in fact a certain type of network. The existence of the
network doesn’t make any infringement itself, but the circulation and
sharing of copyrighted works through the network is an act of
infringement of copyright when it is done without the consent of the
right holder.

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