P2P Users, Beware: You Will Be Tracked
What are your chances of becoming the next Jammie Thomas? With the recording industry’s decoys, about 100 percent.
Thomas became the unwilling poster girl for digital piracy after a federal jury found her liable for willful copyright infringement after she used the peer-to-peer file-sharing network KaZaA to copy 26 copyrighted songs and distribute another 1,702 digital audio files. Her fine was an uncivil $220,000.
Think it couldn’t happen to you? The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has reportedly started to use decoys: people who participate in P2P activities to find illegal files and identify who’s passing them along.
Full article: internetnews.com