Abstract—Web casting is the real time transmission of audio and audiovisual works to the public in a digital format over internet. It is similar to broadcasting but uses special technology to reduce the size of the digital files being sent. Webcasts are widely available to anyone with a computer connected to internet. With the coming of wireless and broadband technologies, webcasting opens new opportunities for authors and performers to expose and market their works to new audiences, and for the public to enrich their understanding and appreciation of cultures from around the world. Peer-to-Peer(P2P) technology provides users to use internet to exchange files with each other directly or through a mediating server. This is a threat to copyright industry. This paper aims to provide an overview of web casting, explains how it differs from broadcasting, Peer-to-Peer networks and the intellectual property rights issues in web casting and Peer-to-Peer networks.
Index Terms—webcasting, broadcasting, streaming, simulcasting, peer-to-peer, copyright
Department of Computer Applications, BPC College, Piravom, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Jeeva Jose, " Webcasting and P2P Networks: A Threat for Intellectual Property Protection," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 5-8, 2011.