The Interplay between Seeders and Pirates in P2P Networks: An Empirical Analysis

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We study the propagation of digital piracy in P2P networks with two population segments: seeders, who are original suppliers of files and pirates, who copy the files. Early on, seeders are the primary supply source for pirates, while later on, pirates can also function as suppliers of the file. The mixture of these two segments enables or impedes the piracy… (More)

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@inproceedings{Oh2010TheIB, title={The Interplay between Seeders and Pirates in P2P Networks: An Empirical Analysis}, author={JooHee Oh and Il-Horn Hann and Robert F. Smith}, year={2010} }