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"This comprehensive and up-to-date text covers all aspects of computer file sharing ranging from the technology involved to the legal consequences of unauthorized use and abuse of those files. Not only file users themselves would benefit from a careful reading of Understanding Online Piracy, but also parents, teachers, librarians, and computer file content providers as well. . . . Simply stated, Understanding Online Piracy is critically important reading for anyone who is sending or receiving computer files, and should be readily available in the collections of every high school, college, university, and community library in the country."
The Midwest Book Review - Wisconsin Bookwatch, Reviewer's Choice
"In this guide to helping parents, teachers, and others understand online piracy and copyright issues, Fisk (PhD candidate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York) presents the reality behind stereotypes of young nerds illegally sharing files in the computer underground. As a longtime observer of this virtual world, he introduces the definition and history of online piracy, stakeholders in this ethical gray area, and technological developments that may thwart online pirates. The book includes legal case studies, interview transcripts with one of the peer-to-peer users sued by the Recording Industry Association of America, resources, and a timeline."
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