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file sharing

n
(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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A leitmotif in the discussion of the Napster case, for example, was the claim that it was futile for the recording industry to sue the file-swapping company because an even more troublesome file-swapping system would inevitably emerge.
Users of file-swapping site the Pirate Bay have shared more than 20,000 copies of "House of Cards" episodes, with thousands more available on other rogue torrent-trackers.
The agency said it has launched separate investigations of some companies as a result of its file-swapping inquiry, but it declined to name those firms or detail the scope of the probes.
Before OneBox, file-swapping websites known for pirated tunes would be among top results to Google searches for music, according to Tedder.
Rhino's file-swapping ability is important, says Couillard, because clients use a variety of software, including ProEngineer and CATIA.
An advertising supported Internet television service is to be introduced shortly by the founders of Internet telephony company Skype and KaZaA, a file-swapping service.
the firm behind Morpheus online file-swapping software.
KaZaA, the internet music file-swapping system used by thousands of children around the world, was ordered to alter its software to prevent users infringing copyright.
Yet with the untimely demise and unremarkable resurrection of Napster, the CIA's surveillance of Kazaa and other free file-swapping sites, and the Apple juggernaut infesting the streets with their 'Pod people, what about the rest of us who can't afford $400 gadgets or would prefer not to taint their playlists with manufactured artists (thank you very much, bridge-and-tunnel kids I met in the Village, for your crappy Ashlee Simpson suggestions)?
Naturally, Microsoft are keen to stress that this technology should be used only for legitimate file-swapping.
The record companies and Hollywood studios claim file-swapping will kill the entertainment industry, with people downloading for free instead of buying CDs and DVDs.
But now file-swapping on the Internet has gone underground, with the development of secure members-only, by-invitation, password-controlled secret networks known as "darknets.