File Sharing, Network Architecture, and Copyright Enforcement: An Overview
This paper provides an overview of internet file sharing networks and explores the relationship between technological, economic, and legal aspects of file sharing. I chronicle the evolution of content sharing technology since the 1990s, and examine the role of network architecture for a copyright holder’s choice of enforcement strategy as well as users’ responses to enforcement tactics. Some conjectures for possible future enforcement approaches are also derived. The target audience of this survey consists of economists and legal scholars interested in intellectual property rights and internet file sharing.
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