Monday, January 31, 2005

MPAA's Parent File Scan Tool

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has provided a free software tool to " . . . help consumers check whether their computers have peer-to-peer software and potentially infringing copies of motion pictures and other copyrighted materials." Some people think that this software will identify software, music and movies that infringe on copyright. Actually, this tool identifies most (if not all) of the installed peer-to-peer software, music and movies on a computer, but does not state which are illegal. It provides a list of what was found and it is up to the user to determine whether a file is a copyright infringement or not.

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