Topic 4 – Piracy

With more and more copyrighted works digitized, it is increasingly easy for people to copy and distribute works that are not theirs. In this topic, you need to provide a general overview of piracy, including some of the penalties, and an in-depth explanation of peer to peer file sharing.
Strand 3 – IT systems
- Vocabulary – Peer to peer file sharing, bittorrent, peer, seeder, leecher, tracker
- Examples of pirates and information on penalties for pirates
- Step by step explanation of how Peer to peer file sharing works
Connect to a strand 1 issue or issues
Connect to a strand 2 issue or issues
Identify stakeholders
Present one news article related to this topic

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To Slow Piracy, Internet Profiders Ready Penalties - Yun Ji and Julie
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/technology/to-slow-piracy-internet-providers-ready-penalties.html?pagewanted=all

Software piracy in Nigeria reaches $225 M
http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/tech/78-computing/30244-software-piracy-in-nigeria-reaches-225m

Anti-piracy Bill - Alina and Alicia
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/18/tech/web/sopa-online-privacy-backlash/index.html?iref=allsearch

Video Pirates - The Bane of Hollywood
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/30/60minutes/main5464994.shtml

How Stuff Works: The Pirate Bay
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/pirate-bay.htm