Exposing digital content piracy: Approaches, issues, and experiences

Simon Byers, Lorrie Cranor, Eric Cronin, Dave Kormann, Patrick McDaniel

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The explosive growth of peer-to-peer networks has been cited as a cause of a host of social and economic ills. However, much of the assessment of content misuse in these networks occurs in a vacuum of information. In a previous study we showed that insiders were a major source of movies leaked onto peer to peer networks. Such results were deemed controversial by the press and the movie industry, and led to significant public debate. This paper revisits our study and proposes some future work. We conclude with some brief notes on the recent industry moves to mitigate insider and outsider piracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventConference Record of the Thirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2004Nov 10 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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