P2P networks allow millions of Internet users to download files that, at least in theory, ought to be protected by the laws of copyright. The entertainment industry's reaction has been to file multiple lawsuits against users of this technology in different parts of the world. One of the measures by which the latter has been achieved has been the discovery of users' identities through their IP addresses by means of judicial orders given to internet service providers. Nevertheless, this practice constitutes a manifest and proven violation of constitutional rights such as habeas data and privacy.
|Translated title of the contribution||A PEER TO PEER COLISION: HABEAS DATA VERSUS COPYRIGHTS|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|