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My experience with LAN's is minimal. I have never worked in a job that requires that from me. The most experience that I have working with, setting up, and maintaining a local area network is with the one I set up at my house. I built mine and my wife's computers and set up a small 4 node network to include 2 desktop computers, 1 laptop, and a router. There is one peripheral device, a printer
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One step the states are taking is by stiffening the punishments for illegally sharing and downloading copyrighted files. For example in the state of Massachusetts, those that upload and download copyrighted works of others without express permission to do so are looking at penalties as high as five years in prison and $250,000 in fines even if the offender didn’t do it for monetary or financial commercial gain (Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011). In the state of Tennessee, the Governor Bill Haslam is going as far as to sign into “law a bill that makes it a crime to use a friend's login, even with permission, to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody. .. The fines for stealing less than $500 is considered a misdemeanor and punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of $2,500” (Newser, 2011). So the State government s are beginning to crack down harsher punishments, but I believe it is going to take cooperation from both state and federal agencies to protect companies and the like of illegal copyrighted file downloading.
The access to all the worlds information from a seat in our home is both a curse and a blessing.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (© 2011) Illegal Downloads, Copyright, File Sharing & Piracy. Retrieved from

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