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February 20, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Internet security companies are developing a new wave of technologies to track and interrupt the downloading of copyrighted music and videos over the Internet, threatening the anonymous impunity that has drawn millions of consumers to Napster Inc. and other file-swapping networks. Unlike previous efforts to stop piracy by scrambling song or movie files, the new techniques try to ferret out bootlegged files and detect unauthorized copying across networks.
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February 20, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Internet security companies are developing a new wave of technologies to track and interrupt the downloading of copyrighted music and videos over the Internet, threatening the anonymous impunity that has drawn millions of consumers to Napster Inc. and other file-swapping networks. Unlike previous efforts to stop piracy by scrambling song or movie files, the new techniques try to ferret out bootlegged files and detect unauthorized copying across networks.
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March 1, 2002 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While record companies and film studios train their legal fire on Internet file-sharing networks such as Napster and Morpheus, online pirates have been making heavy use of a 14-year-old technology invented to help far-flung researchers gather online to chat. Internet Relay Chat has become the tool of choice for many consumers who make unauthorized copies of music, movies, pictures, books and software online.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2002 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A range war has broken out in the wild, wild West of online file-swapping, with two of the most popular--and arguably illegal--services battling publicly over users. The battle pits StreamCast Networks' Morpheus, the leading file-sharing system, against Sharman Networks' Kazaa.com, No. 2 but gaining. Once joined by a common software, they're now in splitsville, with Kazaa.com trying to grab Morpheus' users before the latter runs off to another network.
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March 29, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of its legal victory over Napster, the recording industry is shifting its focus from lawsuits to high-tech silver bullets as it tries to clamp down on online song swapping. The Recording Industry Assn. of America has been meeting privately with Internet security firms to learn about their anti-piracy technologies.
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December 4, 2003 | Lorenza Munoz and Jon Healey, Times Staff Writers
Hollywood's all-out war against movie piracy is turning into a big-budget bomb, with illegal copies of virtually every new release -- and even some films that have yet to debut in theaters -- turning up on the Internet. Sophisticated computer users currently can download pirated versions of titles ranging from "Bad Santa" to "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."
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