Friday, July 27, 2001

Internet Piracy Exposed

Learn how to share your files over the Internet safely and legally with Internet Piracy Exposed.

This book presents a fascinating look at Internet piracy, which, according to the author, is the up-and-coming hobby of the new millennium. It features interesting anecdotes about how pirates work, how users are ‘recruited’, real-life ‘inner-circle’ stories and discussions about how these pirates maintain their privacy.

It also includes step-by-step instructions on how to use some of the major file-sharing applications like Napster, Wrapster, audioGnome, iMesh and Aimster, to name a few. Apart from the tips and tricks, the book outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the various P2P technologies and lets you know how vulnerable you are when using them.


More positively, the author tells you how to stay on the right side of the law by giving a quick rundown of several important concepts and issues such as copyright/copyleft, fair use, safe harbours, first sale doctrine, No Electronic Theft Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, etc. A good read, particularly for all those natural born pirates out there.

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