Peer-to-Peer networks allow users connected to the Internet to link their computers with other computers around the world.These networks are established for the purpose of sharing files.The FBI is educating and warning citizens about certain risks and dangers associated with the use of Peer-to-Peer systems on the Internet.
The FBI has asked industry associations and companies that are particularly concerned with intellectual property theft to report to the FBI—for possible criminal investigation and prosecution—anyone that they have reason to believe is violating federal copyright law.
Child Exploitation and Obscenity: The receipt or distribution of child pornography and unlawful obscenity over the Internet also is a serious federal crime.
The FBI urges you to learn about the risks and dangers of Peer-to-Peer networks, as well as the legal consequences of copyright infringement, illegal pornography, and computer hacking. The FBI takes seriously its mission to enforce the laws against those who use the Internet to commit crime.
To report cyber crime, please contact your local FBI Field Office, or file a complaint through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at
If it detects malicious code, like a virus or a worm, it works to disarm or remove it.