Google to peer file sharing from i-hacked
September 6, 2006 11:10 AM Subscribe
Locate open mp3s with Google!
From I-Hacked, where the author
describes this as "p2p file sharing, but Google is one of those people." At this point, the interface allows you to specify an artist or song name and it returns a google search of files with that name and an mp3 suffix. The peer to peer weblog
says that the trick relies on a default behavior of the Apache webserver.
Is it legal? Since the files in question were "left open in a public place" and since the application isn't necessarily limited to copyrighted materials, at least one blogger
thinks it could pass the key legal test of having "substantial non-infringing uses." What do you
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