Music2Share --- Copyright-Compliant Music Sharing in P2P Systems

T. Kalker, D. Epema, P. Hartel, I. Lagendijk, M.R. 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. © 2004 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-970
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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