Digital File Check
Music fans who want be safe and legal on the internet are today offered a new freely-available software programme that will help them stop their computer being used for illegal file-swapping of copyrighted music and movies.
Digital File Check (DFC) is a simple educational tool that aims to guide computer users, many of whom might be new to the world of online music. DFC helps to show how they, or their families, colleagues and friends, can enjoy music and film legally and responsibly without risking legal action by copyright holders.
Digital File Check (DFC) helps to remove or block of any of the unwanted "file-sharing" programmes commonly used to distribute copyrighted files illegally. It also allows the user to delete copyrighted music and video files from the "shared folders" of the computer from where they are commonly swapped illegally on the internet. Finally, it goes through a simple inventory of all music, movie and picture files on the user's computer.
DFC is an initiative tool aimed at all computer users, as well as organisations. It could be especially useful for parents who want to encourage their children to enjoy music responsibly on the internet. It is free, voluntary and for private use only and does not tip-off any anti-piracy organisations.