Academics Patent P2P Spoofing

New software floods P2P networks with fake music files.

A University of Tulsa computer science professor and graduate student have been awarded a patent for a method of thwarting illegal file sharing on peer-to-peer networks by flooding the network with bogus files that look like pirated music. The software creates bogus files with attributes such as file names and description tags that make them look like the real thing, but they are in fact white noise, low-quality recordings or advertisements to buy the song. Professor John Hale and doctoral student Gavin Manes are working with the university to commercialize the invention and market it to record labels, movie studios and software companies.

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