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 October 3, 2009  Breaches, Laws, Online, U.S.

Jaikumar Vijayan reports:

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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