Music2Share - Copyright-Compliant Music Sharing in P2P Systems

Ton Kalker, Dick H.J. Epema, Pieter H. Hartel, R. (Inald) L. Lagendijk, Maarten van Steen

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    Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks are generally considered to be free havens for pirated content, in particular with respect to music. We describe a solution for the problem of copyright infringement in P2P networks for music sharing. In particular, we propose a P2P protocol that integrates the functions of identification, tracking and sharing of music with those of licensing, monitoring and payment. This highly decentralized music-aware P2P protocol will allow access to large amounts of music of guaranteed quality; it merges in a natural way the policing functions for copyright protection and an efficient music-management infrastructure for the benefit of the user.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)961-970
    Number of pages10
    JournalProceedings of the IEEE
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


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