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Music, Film Industries Hire Digital Tracking Firms

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Music, Film Industries Hire Digital Tracking Firms

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Music, Film Industries Hire Digital Tracking Firms

Music, Film Industries Hire Digital Tracking Firms

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In an effort to stop Internet file-sharing, many companies in the recording and film industries hire digital tracking companies to find people who swap copyrighted films and music without authorization. One California company, BayTSP, searches individual computers for possible traders. Critics charge the service is an invasion of privacy. Hear NPR's Laura Sydell.

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