If you have a Contaminated P2P Network Program on your computer you have Violated US Copyright laws

From: SafeMedia Corporation
Published: Thu Aug 30 2007

“This precedent setting ruling by Judge Neil V. Wake will provide the legal foundation for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to more aggressively stop individuals from distributing unauthorized copyrighted music over Peer-to-Peer networks,” said CEO & Chairman Safwat Fahmy SafeMedia Corp., Boca Raton, Fl.

“This landmark case means that anyone who has P2P programs on their computer, which connect to a contaminated P2P network (even without downloading files) is committing copyright infringement since the only reason to have the programs is to make copyrighted files available to all other users,” said Pasquale Giordano, president & COO, SafeMedia Corp.

SafeMedia is the leading provider of P2P Disaggregator (P2PD) technology. P2PD is the only technology that completely isolates and stops contaminated P2P networks even if they use encrypted transmissions.

The latest court victory involves the case Atlantic v. Howell, where Judge Wake, in a summary judgment, shot down the Howell's arguments and handed the RIAA $40,500 in statutory damages, $350 in court costs, and a permanent injunction against future copyright infringement by the Howells.

"Several cases suggest that users commit direct copyright infringement by employing Kazaa ( a contaminated P2P program) to make their collections of copyrighted sound recordings available to all other users," Judge Wake wrote, naming three other cases as well as Howell's deposition in which he admitted ownership of the software in question.

Recent studies and Congressional hearings have shown that contaminated P2P network users often do not realize they are involuntarily sharing their files with the world. A March 2007 United States Patent & Trademark Office report, which analyzed Kazaa, LimeWire, BearShare, eDonkey, and Morpheus discovered that all five “repeatedly tricked users into uploading infringing files inadvertently.”

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