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Information about File Sharing

Published on February 25, 2014

Author: abhishekisalwaysawesome



File sharing is the practice of distributing 
or providing access to 
digitally stored information.

File Sharing in OPERATING SYSTEM Ashvini & Abhishek

Computer File sharing is the practice programs , multimedia (a of distributing  udio, images andto  video), or providing access documents or electronic digitally stored books information

Common Methods for SHARING FILES AND PEER to PEER Removable drives Networking Centralized Servers On Computer ARE Networks World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents

Differs from the Definition internet because it uses direct communication without a THE AN APPLICATION ONmain server which websites use COMPUTER TO ALLOW A USER TO GIVE, RECEIVE, OR Allows the transfer of data such TRANSFER FILES TO as music, movies, games, text ANOTHER files, executable files, and other LOCATION(COMPUTER ON valuable resources THE NETWORK)

These software applications allow a user’s computer to act as a servent (a server and a client) and at the same time protects people from malicious damage like that done by some hackers by allowing downloads, but not uploads.

But the Hazards are Spyware Virus

History NOW

• Files were first exchanged on removable media. • Napster was released in 1999 (unstructured P2P service). • Bit torrent protocol established in 2003. • On January 19, 2012, the United States Department of Justice shut down the popular domain of Megaupload (established 2005).

In 2004 There were an estimated 70 million people participating in online file sharing of Americans who follow the file sharing issue, considered it acceptable "if a person owns the music CD and shares it with a limited number of friends and acquaintances"

Effects of File sharing "A majority of economic studies have concluded that file sharing hurts sales". Finding "no more than 20% of the recent decline in sales is due to sharing".

Legality Copyright infringement Breach of “Fair Use” clause Arrest and fines Lawsuit

Conclusion It has done both good and bad for many parts of society Most importantly, it has created many programming, testing, and software security jobs


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