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Understanding Online Piracy By Nathan Fisk

Understanding Online Piracy
by Nathan Fisk

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The complex world of online piracy and peer-to-peer file sharing is skillfully condensed into an easy-to-understand guide that provides insight into the criminal justice approach to illegal file sharing, while offering guidance to parents and students who have concerns about potential legal action in response to file-sharing activities.
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Understanding Online Piracy: The Truth about Illegal File Sharing by Nathan Fisk

The complex world of online piracy and peer-to-peer file sharing is skillfully condensed into an easy-to-understand guide that provides insight into the criminal justice approach to illegal file sharing, while offering guidance to parents and students who have concerns about potential legal action in response to file-sharing activities.


Oftentimes, those providing access to computers and file sharing capabilities-parents, schools, libraries-don't know about or understand digital piracy and, therefore, put themselves and their families and institutions at risk for criminal and civil prosecution. Understanding Online Piracy: The Truth about Illegal File Sharing describes the technological, legal, social, and ethical facets of illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. Geared toward parents, teachers, librarians, and to computer users engaged in file sharing, this book will help readers understand all forms of traditional and digital copyright violations of protected music, movies, and software.

Oftentimes, those providing access to computers and file sharing capabilities-parents, schools, libraries-don't know about or understand digital piracy and, therefore, put themselves and their families and institutions at risk for criminal and civil prosecution. Understanding Online Piracy describes the technological, legal, social, and ethical facets of illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. Geared toward parents, teachers, librarians, and to computer users engaged in file sharing, this book will help readers understand all forms of traditional and digital copyright violations of protected music, movies, and software.

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"This comprehensive and up-to-date text covers all aspects of computer file sharing ranging from the technology involved to the legal consequences of unauthorized use and abuse of those files. Not only file users themselves would benefit from a careful reading of Understanding Online Piracy, but also parents, teachers, librarians, and computer file content providers as well. . . . Simply stated, Understanding Online Piracy is critically important reading for anyone who is sending or receiving computer files, and should be readily available in the collections of every high school, college, university, and community library in the country." - The Midwest Book Review - Wisconsin Bookwatch, Reviewer's Choice
"In this guide to helping parents, teachers, and others understand online piracy and copyright issues, Fisk (PhD candidate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York) presents the reality behind stereotypes of young nerds illegally sharing files in the computer underground. As a longtime observer of this virtual world, he introduces the definition and history of online piracy, stakeholders in this ethical gray area, and technological developments that may thwart online pirates. The book includes legal case studies, interview transcripts with one of the peer-to-peer users sued by the Recording Industry Association of America, resources, and a timeline." - Reference & Research Book News

About Nathan Fisk


Nathan W. Fisk is a PhD candidate in science and technology studies and a research assistant at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY.

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GOR009463035
Understanding Online Piracy: The Truth about Illegal File Sharing by Nathan Fisk
Nathan Fisk
Used - Very Good
Hardback
ABC-CLIO
2009-06-08
190
0313354731
9780313354731
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