file sharing

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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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This will also prove useful for music swapping with other DJs.
The Recording Industry Association of America filed lawsuits against 754 computer users last month in its continued attempt to stop unauthorized music swapping online.
No doubt the BPI felt this would only fuel the situation with music swapping sites and it had to take the opportunity now to fire a warning shot.
Crowds of up to 17,000 have seen them play in Europe,AustraliaSouth Africa,Asiaand even America where fans had only heard the band through illegal music swapping files on the internet.
At the height of the Napster craze, Napster music swapping software was found on 20 percent of more than 15,000 work PCs examined, according to emarketer.com.
Fast Track tries to get around Napster's copyright problems by leaving the music swapping only between users, peer to peer, without involving its own computers, as Napster did.
This book isn't a 'how to' guide for music swapping and it won't get you connected up to the various sharing systems that are in place.
By making an example of one popular illegal service, all the record labels succeeded in doing was raising awareness of the unstoppable file trading and music swapping going on over the internet.