US Lawmakers eye bill to make P2P file-sharing safer

The House Committee on Commerce and Energy will hold a markup hearing Wednesday on a bill designed to make it safer for consumers to use peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software.The Informed P2P User Act (HR 1319) was introduced by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) in March. It’s designed to get 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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