Modeling of a Copyright Protection System for the BitTorrent Environment

  • Jungjae Lee
  • Jongweon Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 339)


In this paper, we investigate the problem of copyright infringement in the peer-to-peer (P2P) environment, and propose a method of protection against piracy. The P2P software BitTorrent has become the main tool used to pirate copyright materials. Thus, we study the bit torrent packet itself in order to detect the destination and source of the piracy. The torrent meta-file is also analyzed to identify copyright material. As a result, we propose a system model for copyright protection against BitTorrent piracy. Our system consists of a hash database and protocol analyzer, a torrent meta-file crawler, and a copyright identifier.


P2P BitTorrent Copyright Infringement Torrent Meta File 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jungjae Lee
    • 1
  • Jongweon Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Korea Copyright CommissionSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Dept. of Copyright ProtectionSangmyung UniversitySeoulKorea

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