Friday, June 6, 2008

Why My Printer Received a DMCA Takedown Notice

Michael Piatek, Tadayoshi Kohno, and Arvind Krishnamurthy of the University of Washington have released a very interesting research paper titled "Challenges and Directions for Monitoring P2P File Sharing Networks". They studied P2P clouds and monitoring methods, and succeeded in getting takedown notices sent to spoofed IPs and IPs of hosts that were not actually sharing files (but which did send in queries). The paper is well worth a read for staffers who have to deal with DMCA takedown notices, and will likely be of interest to those who are dealing with legal cases dealing with P2P based copyright infringement.

The New York Times' BITS section covered the article today as well.

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