Monday, October 06, 2003

Filesharers create online "speakeasies"

CNN/TECH is reporting that the RIAA campaign of terror may only serve to drive filesharing even further underground, not stop it. As what CNN calls "the jihad" against file-sharers continues, more users are becoming anonymous using encyrption software developed for businesses to protect their corporate secrets on the Net.

And more advanced file-sharing software, like the up and coming "Blubster," will also allow users to hide their identities as it will encrypt files before they are transferred and decrypts them for the file-sharer.

So, some predicted, even though file sharing is reportedly dropped by over 40% because of the RIAA campaign, that may be because they aren't going away, they're just going underground.


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