Whodunit ! Assessing Copyright Liability in Cyburbia: Positing Solutions to Curb the Menace of Copyrighted 'File Sharing' Culture

Akhil Prasad; Aditi Agarwala
January 2008
Journal of International Commercial Law & Technology;Jan2008, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The electronic age has kick started the information boom and with an ever increasing pace, it has begun to spread its canvas to engulf mankind as its greatest beneficiary and perhaps its most susceptible slave. This is evident from the universal phenomenon of copyrighted file sharing culture promoted by P2P technologies. Indeed, the P2P architecture poses a threat to the entertainment and software industries which stand on the legislative guarantee of copyright laws. But technological advances have not only caused legislative obsolescence , but have also altered the dynamics of information exchange in the online environment. The word 'State' seems to have lost its meaning somewhere. Therefore, there is a pressing need on us, as an international society, to devise alternative solutions and approaches to substantially curb the abuse of digital copyrighted works, for copyright laws to have any meaning. It is this global concern which gives birth to this paper.


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