P2P Users, Beware: You Will Be Tracked

by admin October 15, 2007 at 5:08 pm

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