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Kwansei Gakuin University - School Of Policy Studies

2002 Research Fair Project

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Introduction What is P2P History of P2P Problems and Issues Further Reading

   Problems and Issues
This section overlooks the issues and problems surrounding P2P technology

To put it bluntly, copyright infringement is a major problem with this technology. Most of the files shared by WinMX such as animation and music have a copyright. Because youfre able to receive the files for free, the opportunity to buy the product will become needless. From this, music releasing companies will receive a great damage on the sales. As a fact, youfll be able to find the songs which are ranked on the Oricon chart on WinMX. To prevent this, CD companies released a copy protect CDfs, but this didnft work out for so long.

Recently, the way to de-protect the copy guard is going around and become shared on WinMX as before.
Copyright isnft the only problem by law. In WinMX, bunch of porno movies and pictures are shared. These files could be searched and downloaded by teenagers. This is a terrible problem and itfs definitely against the law.

Other problem is users moral. WinMX is used for sharing file but in the users, there is DOM (Download Only Member). DOM just download the files but they donft share files. This could collapse the file sharing community near future.

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What is P2P
P2P stands for peer to peer, which means there is a same-level relationship with another user...
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In the early days of the internet, the most popular file sharing was the (anonymous) file transfer protocol...
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Problems and Issues
To put it bluntly, copyright infringement is a major problem with this technology...
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Further Reading
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