This comment examines the current state of downloading of copyrighted material using peer-to-peer (P2P) technology. The author overviews the P2P technology and details tactics being used by copyright holders to protect their works on the P2P networks. The author next analyzes various legal issues surrounding the copyright-protection tactics. The author concludes by examining proposed legislation designed to benefit copyright holders and asserts that Congressional intervention enabling sabotage tactics will not solve the P2P problem because such retaliatory measures will only worsen the situation by aggravating music lovers.
Hillary M. Kowalski,
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing and Technological Sabotage Tactics: No Legislation Required,
8 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 297
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/iplr/vol8/iss2/5