MB362 Electronic & Mobile Commerce

This module focuses on the business value that we can obtain from the Internet and wireless public networks.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Seminar 2: "Internet & the WWW"

In lesson 2, the class is introduced to the technology infrastructure and mark-up languages which is being used in Internet.
-Markup languages (HTML and its tags, layout)
-A few recommended websites to aid in design of webpages using the markup languages.(eg. www.webmonkey.com/)
-Web clients
-Public & Private Networks, VPN
-Intranet & Ethernet
-Discussion of products/services
-Coming up with a HTML file with a list of our project group members

Hollywood Wants BitTorrent Dead
By Xeni Jardin, Wired News
10:15 AM Dec. 14, 2004 PT


Hollywood movie studios launched new legal action Tuesday against operators of sites that help connect people to movies on three major peer-to-peer file-sharing networks: BitTorrent, eDonkey and Direct Connect. BitTorrent is able to handle very large files such as digital copies of feature-length films efficiently and thus attracted Hollywood's attention. In the United States and the United Kingdom, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPPA) which is the main lobbying arm of U.S. film studios filed civil lawsuits against more than 100 operators of BitTorrent "tracker" servers that point to locations where digital files of movies, music and other content can be found. The MPAA's legal actions are targeted at people who operate tracker servers, not individual downloaders of BitTorrent content.

This article is worth our attention. Nowadays piracy is everywhere and digital copies of music, movies, animes and other copyright products are downloaded with a click of mouse in the internet. Such acts are becoming a norm for people who have internet access because downloading digital copies simply means that they don't have to pay to cds or vcds in stored and also able to own a copy of a movie or music songs. Songwriters, musicians and movie studios are starting to protest against piracy and operators of peer-to-peer networks. Should we stop p2p networks or should we continue to download free music and movie for our benefit?


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