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Peer-to-Peer Technology and the Copyright Crossroads

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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-429-3.ch008
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Dogan, Stacey L. "Peer-to-Peer Technology and the Copyright Crossroads." Peer-to-Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology. IGI Global, 2005. 166-194. Web. 20 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-429-3.ch008


Dogan, S. L. (2005). Peer-to-Peer Technology and the Copyright Crossroads. In R. Subramanian, & B. Goodman (Eds.) Peer-to-Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology (pp. 166-194). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-429-3.ch008


Dogan, Stacey L. "Peer-to-Peer Technology and the Copyright Crossroads." In Peer-to-Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology, ed. Ramesh Subramanian and Brian D. Goodman, 166-194 (2005), accessed October 20, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-429-3.ch008

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The introduction of peer-to-peer technology has posed enormous challenges for traditional copyright law. Whereas historically copyright holders could preserve their core economic markets by pursuing a fairly limited set of commercial actors, peer-to-peer technologies decentralize content distribution and make it possible for anyone with a computer to disseminate infringing content around the world. In the struggle to find a solution to the peer-to-peer crisis, courts and policymakers have considered a number of alternatives, from abandonment of copyright law to a wholesale restructuring of its entitlement structure. This chapter explains why peer-to-peer technology presents such a challenge for copyright, and explores some of the pending proposals to solve the current dilemma.

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Chapter 1
Detlef Schoder, Kai Fischbach, Christian Schmitt
This chapter reviews core concepts of peer-to-peer (P2P) networking. It highlights the management of resources, such as bandwidth, storage... Sample PDF
Core Concepts in Peer-to-Peer Networking
Chapter 2
Choon Hoong Ding, Sarana Nutanong, Rajkumar Buyya
Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems are popularly used as “file swapping” networks to support distributed content sharing. A number of P2P networks for file... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Networks for Content Sharing
Chapter 3
Dinesh C. Verma
This chapter describes a peer-to-peer approach for managing data backup and recovery in an enterprise environment. Data management systems in... Sample PDF
Using Peer-to-Peer Systems for Data Management
Chapter 4
Cristina Schmidt, Manish Parashar
This chapter investigates the current landscape of peer-to-peer (P2P) storage and discovery systems. A classification of existing P2P discovery... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Information Storage and Discovery Systems
Chapter 5
Ross Lee Graham
The security concerns for a peer-to-peer implementation of nomadic networks are described with special emphasis on taxonomy and on their... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Security Issues in Nomadic Networks
Chapter 6
Sridhar Asvathanarayanan
Computing strategies have constantly undergone changes, from being completely centralized to client-servers and now to peer-to-peer networks.... Sample PDF
Potential Security Issues in a Peer-to-Peer Network from a Database Perspective
Chapter 7
Michael Bursell
This chapter examines the issue of security in peer-to-peer (P2P) systems from the standpoint of trust. It takes the view that P2P systems present... Sample PDF
Security and Trust in P2P Systems
Chapter 8
Stacey L. Dogan
The introduction of peer-to-peer technology has posed enormous challenges for traditional copyright law. Whereas historically copyright holders... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Technology and the Copyright Crossroads
Chapter 9
Werner Geyer, Juergen Vogel, Li-Te Cheng, Michael J. Muller
This chapter describes the design and system architecture of a new peer-to-peer technology for personal collaboration based on the notion of shared... Sample PDF
Personal Peer-to-Peer Collaboration Based on Shared Objects
Chapter 10
Vladimir Soroka, Michal Jacovi, Yoelle S. Maarek
Peer-to-peer (P2P) technology has spread through the Web over the last few years through several incarnations, ranging from search for... Sample PDF
"Let Me Know What You Know" ReachOut as a Model for a Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Sharing Network
Chapter 11
Giorgos Cheliotis, Chris Kenyon, Rajkumar Buyya
Sharing IT resources within and among organizations is an attractive value proposition in terms of efficiency and flexibility, but despite this... Sample PDF
Ten Lessons from Finance for Commercial Sharing of IT Resources
Chapter 12
Xin Li, Aryya Gangopadhyay
This chapter introduces applications of Web services in bioinformatics as a specialized application of peer-to-peer (P2P) computing. It explains the... Sample PDF
Applications of Web Services in Bioinformatics
Chapter 13
Irwin Boutboul, Dikran S. Meliksetian
n this chapter, we propose a new approach for content delivery services by meshing together the best of grid computing and peer-to-peer (P2P)... Sample PDF
Content Delivery Services in a Grid Environment