In a P2P system, you are dealing with 3 separate aquot;entitiesaquot;, the software creator ( who creates the actual P2P software program), the directory ... A Network diagram of a decentralized P2P system: This decentralized design means that aquot; spyingaquot;, monitoring users conduct, ... With some networks (such as Nucleus and giFT), having open source code, it means that the creators are individuals, not companies.
|Title||:||Piracy of intellectual property on peer-to-peer networks|
|Author||:||United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property|