Using 60% of the internet traffic, peer-to-peer networks became the largest pro-motor for illegal file sharing. The fight against this phenomenon increased it’s power, and the authorities resorts had no boundaries.
The Motion Picture Association and The International Federation of Phonographic Industry announced a software that will block file-sharing programs, and will delete copyrighted material from computers so it won’t be shared. This weapon is called Digital File Check.
DFC is an initiative tool aimed at all computer users, as well as organisations. It could be especially useful for parents who want to encourage their children to enjoy music responsibly on the internet. It is free, voluntary and for private use only and does not tip-off any anti-piracy organisations.
For example, in China 95% of music sales are of pirated copies. In the USA, free downloads of copyrighted music are dragging teenagers into court and shouts about the morality of obtaining songs for free.
The recording industry’s methods of investigations are beyond treachery. A good example is Mediasentry which is set up to identify file-sharers. They spy those who share files, and reveal what they are sharing. Despite these methods many more people use P2P networks to obtain music , software or movies.