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HR 1319 makes it illegal to cause a person to make files available on their PC without first obtaining their permission and clearly notifying them which files will be made available. The House of Representatives has formally passed the Informed P2P User Act(H.R. 1319) which aims to protect PC users from the inadvertent sharing of sensitive information when using P2P softwarePrior to installation the program must:Provide clear and conspicuous notice that such program allows files on the protected computer to be available for searching and copying by another computer; and Obtain the informed consent to the installation of such program from an owner or authorized user of the protected computer; and Provide clear and conspicuous notice of which files are to be made available to another computer; and Obtain the informed consent from an owner or authorized user of the protected computer for such files to be made available. It’s pretty straightforward, but occurs rather late in the file-sharing game. Programs with these types of “shared folders,” like Limewire for example, have already introduced updated versions that do not share files by default.Violations of the Informed P2P User Act would fall under the purview of the Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices and be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.