In an effort to curb piracy of copyrighted content, entertainment giant NBC Universal has patented a way to detect files being shared by large groups of people on peer-to-peer networks in real-time. The idea is that the system, which could be deployed by an internet service provider, will be able to identify files, like a movie or music album being distributed on a network (such as a BitTorrent network) by a swarm of users. When there are several users engaged in sharing the verified file, it’ll raise an alarm so appropriate action, like alerting the ISP or filing a lawsuit,…

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