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LA Times: Software Creates Pirating Bonanza

[ Thanks to George
Mitchell
for this link. ]

“To makers of music, movies and software, it’s like a cancer
metastasizing out of control across the Web, an infectious method
of thwarting copyright law and undermining big business.”

“But users and proponents of a subversive little program called
Gnutella say it’s making the Internet what it was designed to be
all along: an easy-to-use and open environment to share
information.”

“Whether or not that information is copyrighted hasn’t stopped
thousands of Gnutella users from peering directly at each other’s
hard drives to download whatever’s being offered.”


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