May 11, 2001

File tracker may go too far

Author: JT Smith

Wired: "The Aimster file-trading network has a new security nemesis, but the methods being used to track files might run the copyright-protection company into legal
troubles.

On Thursday, Mediaforce launched a business-to-business tracking service that scans the Aimster file-trading network for copyright violations. For up to $50
per title per month, the automated Mediaforce application will scan the private network for selected titles across the Gnutella, Napster, iMesh and now,
Aimster networks."

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