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Korea Fails to Charge File Swappers

The Korean Times has an article about the country's effort to prosecute file sharers. Recently prosecutors had the opportunity to charge 82 users for illegal sharing but failed to bring charges against any of them. It appears that the suspects either deleted the offending file quickly or settled with the copyright holder.

The more worrisome piece of information in the piece was about a system called "youngparazzi" where internet users can report other users who are illegally sharing for rewards. This is a very disturbing development, and is bound to get out of hand. I imagine the next internet scam will be setting up sharing servers so you can rat your users out to get rewards. --Terrence Ryan

Posted by on March 16, 2006 8:57 PM
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