US Bill to make P2P file sharing safer passes House Committee

The House Energy and Commerce Committee this week passed passed the Informed P2P User Act, which is designed to make it safer for consumers to use peer-to-peer, or P2P, file-sharing software.The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) in March, now goes to the full House for approval. If passed, the bill would require developers of file-sharing apps to clearly explain to users whether and how their files will be made available for sharing with others on a P2P network.

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