Private File Sharing Networks

By Deane Barker on July 30, 2003

Secret networks protect music swappers: It’s like Halloween — only take candy from people you know.

“The private networks are open to smaller groups of perhaps 20 to 30 people who liberally share music, television shows, movies and computer programs. Members of such networks believe they can avoid legal consequences because their identities and actions are masked with the same technology used to protect online credit card transactions.”