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January 24, 2020

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Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
Last Featured: 8/15/2005

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Although the recording industry claims progress with its controversial legal campaign against file swappers, its optimism may clash with evidence that peer-to-peer file sharing is at an all-time high. How far can the entertainment industry go to safeguard its ownership interests in music, movies and other digital content?

Dean Garfield is Vice President and Director, Legal Affairs, Worldwide Anti-Piracy at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Prior to joining the MPAA, Garfield was Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Recording Industry of America Association (RIAA) where he managed several intellectual property cases, including litigation against Audiogalaxy, Grokster, Kazaa, Launch and MusicCity. He was also responsible for the management and execution of the Parental Advisory Board.

Kembrew McLeod is a journalist, activist, artist and professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Iowa. He is the author of two books on intellectual property and culture, “Owning Culture: Authorship, Ownership and Intellectual Property Law” and “Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity.” He has written music criticism for Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Spin, and Mojo, and is the co-producer of a 2001 documentary on the music industry, “Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music.”

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Justice Talking’s last broadcast & podcast was June 30, 2008.
17 USC §§ 101 - 810 Current US law governing copyrights
Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Sony Betamax Case (1984) Landmark case where individuals' limited right to "Fair Use" of copyright content was established.
Copyright Act of 1976
Family Entertainment and Copyright Act Pending legislation, passed by the House on April 18, 2005
Electronic Freedom Foundation
US Copyright Office
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
Creative Commons
Recording Artists’ Coalition
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Cato Institute – panel with video
Code v.2
by Lawrence Lessig
Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity
by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Discovering P2P
by Michael Miller
Steal This File Sharing Book
by Wallace Wang
Whose Internet Is It?
Identity Theft