Intellectual Property - Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing
- IAAL*: What Peer-to-Peer
Developers Need to Know about Copyright Law January, 2006
- File-sharing: It's music to our ears
- Unsafe Harbors: Abusive DMCA Subpoenas and Takedown Demands
- Universities Should Resist Network Monitoring Demands [PDF 104k]
- User Privacy for ISPs and Accidental ISPs
- MPAA v. The People
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced that the major Hollywood motion picture studios would be filing hundreds of lawsuits against individuals using peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software to access movies online.
- RIAA v. The People
Collection of legal documents detailing RIAA's cases.
EFF's Efforts to Protect P2P
- Misguided "Anti-Piracy" Bill Introduced in Congress Would Criminalize 60 Million Sharing Files in the U.S. (July 17, 2003)
- Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner
Protection and Security (ACCOPS) Act of 2003
- How Not To Get Sued By The RIAA For File-Sharing
(And Other Ideas to Avoid Being Treated Like a Criminal)
- Poster for "Let the Music Play" campaign
- Janis Ian Urges Artists Speak Out, Support Free Downloads (August 15, 2002)
- The Berman P2P Bill: Vigilantism Unbound
Database allowing you to check to see if your information
has been subpoenaed from your ISP by the RIAA.
Directory of information on the case of MGM, et al. v.
Grokster, MusicCity, et al., and the related (now merged) case Leiber,
et al. v. Consumer Empowerment BV, et al. These are peer-to-peer (P2P)
system copyright cases, in which makers of client software for the
Morpheus file-sharing network are accused of contributory copyright
Directory of info on the legal disputes surrounding the
Napster peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing service (principally used for
trading MP3 music files).
Directory of information on Netherlands entertainment
industry organizations' suit against Kazaa (a P2P software company)
for the Dutch equivalent of contributory copyright infringement
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