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Chapter 26. Peer-to-Peer Communication > A Basic Overview of P2P Legal Issues

A Basic Overview of P2P Legal Issues

This section lays out some of the laws related to P2P networking. There are a few things to remember when trying to decide whether certain P2P software is illegal to use or whether certain uses of it are considered illegal. Understanding how these laws can affect you and which actions may cause you some legal discomfort may help you avoid such situations.

This overview is not to be considered as legal advice but more as a source for understanding the possible legal issues that may arise from the use of various P2P software programs. Check with qualified legal counsel before using any P2P software that the United States judicial system has deemed illegal. If you are using a P2P network for your business, you may also want to check into any security and privacy compliance issues.


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