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file sharing

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(Computer Science)
a. the practice of sharing computer data or space on a network
b. (as modifier): a file-sharing application.
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Of the 131 IT managers that responded, 54 percent said they had a policy requiring cloud-based file-sharing tools (excluding email) to be vetted and approved by IT before employees could use them.
MUSE singer Matt Bellamy responded to comments made by Lily Allen about illegal file-sharing.
In an effort to step up the pressure to end file-sharing, the RIAA and MPAA sent letters to 40 colleges and universities (no word on which ones) in 25 states last month, warning them that illegal activity had been detected at their schools.
Tokyo, Japan, Apr 28, 2006 - (JCN) - Itochu Techno-Science announced on April 27 that its group company CTC Laboratory Systems (CTCLS) will begin distributing Xythos Enterprise DocumentManager, a file-sharing system for pharmaceutical research and development offered by US company Xythos Software, in Japan.
Supreme Court ruled unanimously that providers of file-sharing software and networks could be held responsible for their users' unauthorized exchange of copyrighted materials.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court delivered Hollywood a resounding victory Monday, ruling unanimously that online file-sharing companies that enable people to download music and movies can be held responsible for copyright piracy.
She mistakenly believed she was entitled to download any music over the Internet since she purchased a subscription for online file-sharing software.
These traditional file-sharing protocols were designed to share files over a local network, but perform poorly and prove unreliable in a WAN setting.
Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq: JMXI), a leader in Internet and new technology analysis and measurement, reports that total time spent using the Napster file-sharing application plummeted 65 percent among home users in 14 leading wired countries, from 6.
Supreme Court ruled in June that file-sharing services may now be sued for copyright infringement, but observers are divided on what impact the ruling will have on the practice.
government, stepped up efforts this year to curb illegal file-sharing that continues to plunder tens of millions of dollars from artists and record labels.
Since applications and storage are no longer running on the same system, this frees up file server bandwidth, localizes file-sharing traffic, and reduces overhead on existing application servers.