Spoofing (anti-piracy measure)

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Spoofing, or decoying, is the practice of inundating online networks with bogus or incomplete files of the same name in an effort to reduce copyright infringement on file sharing networks.[1][2] Cary Sherman, president of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), calls spoofing "an appropriate response to the problem of peer-to-peer piracy," and "a self-help measure that is completely lawful."[3]

See also[edit]

Torrent poisoning


  1. ^ Record industry 'spoofs' net pirates, BBC News. 4 July 2002.
  2. ^ Chartrand, Sabra. New Way to Combat Online Piracy, New York Times. May 17, 2004.
  3. ^ Murray, Brian H. Defending the Brand: Aggressive Strategies for Protecting Your Brand in the Online Arena, AMACOM, pg. 119, October 31, 2003.