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steal this file sharing book: what they won't tell you about file sharing
Steal This File Sharing Book: What They Won't Tell You About File Sharing
byWallace Wang ISBN:159327050x
No Starch Press 2004 (272 pages)

This informative, revealing text tackles the issue of file sharing networks, explains how they work and how to use them, and exposes the dangers of using them, as well as how to avoid them.

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Steal This File Sharing Book—What They Won’t Tell You About File Sharing
Part 1 - Learning About File Sharing
Chapter 1 - Finding the Files
Chapter 2 - The Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Networks
Chapter 3 - Navigating Newsgroups
Chapter 4 - Instant Messaging and Online Chat Rooms
Chapter 5 - Finding Files on Web and FTP Sites
Part 2 - Stealing Files
Chapter 6 - Protecting Your Identify
Chapter 7 - Protecting Your Computer
Chapter 8 - The File Formats
Chapter 9 - Sharing Music
Chapter 10 - Finding Movies (or TV Shows)
Chapter 11 - Sharing Books
Chapter 12 - Pirating Software (WAREZ)
Chapter 13 - Sharing Video Games
Chapter 14 - Sharing Pornography
Chapter 15 - Miscellaneous Thievery
Part 3 - The Future
Chapter 16 - The Legal Alternatives
Chapter 17 - How the Corporations Fight Back
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Steal This File Sharing Book—What They Won’t Tell You About File Sharing


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Copyright 2004 by Wallace Wang.

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Cover and Interior Design: Octopod Studios
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Compositor: Riley Hoffman
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Wang, Wally.

Steal this file sharing book : what they won't tell you about file sharing / Wallace Wang.
p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 1-59327-050-X
1. Peer-to-peer architecture (Computer networks) I. Title. TK5105.525.W36 2004



This book is dedicated to all the recording artists, movie studios, and other copyright holders who find their works traded over file sharing networks. Their creations have helped make file sharing networks as useful as they are today, so the next time you download a file that you find particularly useful, support your favorite artists, movies, authors, and so on by buying their products so they can continue to create more useful files that you and everyone else can enjoy for the future.

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