Whilst all instances of the illegal acquisition of
multimedia are not known, it is not possible to gain a complete loss
value, but a loss of $12.5 billion has been suggested by the IPI.
Continued response as a means of protecting the media companies and the
income they receive from legal sales continues as copyright enforcement
attempts to eradicate illegal downloading. This is forcing those who
support the legal downloading material to invent new and more creative
means to adapt technology to achieve an end to their means. ‘YouTube
Downloader’ (YTD) is a proof of concept which allows the user to
download videos (of any nature) from a number of video streaming
websites simply by entering the URL of the video they wish to download.
Whilst the application is specifically named after the website,
YouTube.com, videos from many other websites can be acquired in this
manner. The software allows the user to convert this video to a variety
of multimedia formats including .mp3 and .avi. The individual can then
view on these files on any supporting media device or computer. In the
case of copyrighted material, the individual who uploaded the material
to YouTube in the first instance, as well as the individual who then
‘reproduced’ the material by extracting the video file have infringed on
copyright law. As of September 2011, YTD has received approximately 85
million downloads via software download website, ‘CNET.com’ making it
the most commonly used tool of its type by a significant margin. Yet,
for something which significantly assists and supports illegal
downloading and multimedia piracy so significantly, little has been done
to develop a suitable response...
You see the job advertisements posted
on the web everyday, Digital Forensics Analyst, Internet Investigator,
Computer Forensic Associate. You hit the Apply Now button, often never
hearing back from said company.
Your background may consist of computer
programming/IT, network security or possibly even a background in law
enforcement. You ask yourself, “How do I get the attention of this
organization and get them to hire me?”
Working for the leader in
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This is the first in a series of articles that will cover topics concerning AccessData Forensic Toolkit (FTK) version 3.
So you’ve created a case in FTK 3.X / Oracle and added 20 forensic
images of seized computers and assorted media which previously had been
successfully processed and indexed. You’ve worked on this case for
weeks, painstakingly searching and bookmarking thousands of keywords
provided by Inspector R. Runner who has been investigating the Acme
Monday morning you come to work and fire up your FTK cluster, open
your case, go to Indexed Search, type in the keywords Wile E. Coyote and
Ka-Blam!! You get an error message saying a Search Request Error has
occurred (Figure 1.) What happened, it was working fine on Friday?