Lawmaker Proposes Ban on P2P Software

Kara Reeder

According to ChannelWeb, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns plans to introduce legislation that bans peer-to-peer software from all government and contractor computers and networks.


The proposed legislation follows the exposure of information about the security of Presidential motorcades and the location of the First Family's safe house on P2P network LimeWire, reports TECH.BLORGE.


Towns isn't stopping with legislation. He also wants the FTC to investigate whether inadequate safeguards on file sharing software like LimeWire present an unfair trade practice.

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