Steal This File-Sharing Book: What They Won't Tell You About File Sharing
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Steal This File-Sharing Book: What They Won't Tell You About File Sharing

by Wallace Wang, Jerry Bullfrog
     
 

Steal This File Sharing Book tackles the thorny issue of file sharing networks such as Kazaa, Morpheus, and Usenet. It explains how these networks work and how to use them. It exposes the dangers of using file sharing networks—including viruses, spyware, and lawsuits—and tells how to avoid them.

In addition to covering how people use file sharing

Overview

Steal This File Sharing Book tackles the thorny issue of file sharing networks such as Kazaa, Morpheus, and Usenet. It explains how these networks work and how to use them. It exposes the dangers of using file sharing networks—including viruses, spyware, and lawsuits—and tells how to avoid them.

In addition to covering how people use file sharing networks to share everything from music and video files to books and pornography, it also reveals how people use them to share secrets and censored information banned by their governments. Includes coverage of the ongoing battle between the software, video, and music pirates and the industries that are trying to stop them.

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File sharing networks have taken major hits over the past few years, courtesy of the RIAA, MPAA, et al. But they’ve mutated, survived, and are still sharing just about anything that can be digitized. Wallace Wang’s Steal This File-Sharing Book is a no-holds-barred look at file sharing today, and a practical guide to sharing files as safely as possible.

Here are today’s latest Napster descendants, from Gnutella2 to Edonkey2000 and Overnet; as well as alternatives like IM, IRC, FTP, newsgroups, and chat rooms. Here, too, are techniques for sharing anonymously (well, almost anonymously). Here’s what you need to know about spyware, warez networks, and of course, music industry lawsuits. Here, in short, is the entire scene as it stands now: good, bad, legal, and otherwise. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593270506
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Best-selling computer book author Wallace Wang is a former contributor to Boardwatch Magazine, where he wrote a monthly column called "Notes From the Underground." He is also a successful stand-up comic who has appeared on A&smp;E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas. Wang is the author of the Steal This Computer Book and The Book of Nero 6 (No Starch Press).

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