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Peer to peer on the hot seat

roundup Trial against Sharman digs into relationship between Kazaa, Altnet. Also: FTC looks at consumer side of peer to peer.

roundup It's all in the details. In Australia, a music industry trial against Sharman Networks digs into the relationship between Kazaa and Altnet. In the United States, the FTC looks at the consumer side of peer to peer.

At trial, Altnet-Kazaa link examined

In the music industry's suit against Sharman, owner of P2P software Kazaa, witness testifies about role of partner Altnet.
December 15, 2004

FTC focuses on file swapping

Two-day workshop will look at consumer risks, copyright implications of peer-to-peer technology.
December 15, 2004

MPAA targets core BitTorrent, eDonkey users

Civil, criminal suits are filed against key file-swappers in the United States and Europe.
December 14, 2004

P2P group launches site to combat child porn

Industry trade group aims to help consumers report online child pornography to law enforcement.
December 12, 2004

Sharman witness: Tech can control illegal swapping

DRM, watermarking are options for controlling copyright infringement, former Napster expert witness says.
December 10, 2004

Supreme Court to hear P2P case

High court to decide whether file-swapping companies like Grokster should pay for piracy.
December 10, 2004