FTC Suit Prompts Frostwire To Change File-Sharing Apps

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The software-maker Frostwire LLC agreed Friday to fix flaws in its file-sharing applications that the Federal Trade Commission said were likely to cause consumers to publicly share loads of personal files without knowing it.

In a motion in Florida federal court, Frostwire said it would change settings in its applications for the Android smartphone and personal computers that the FTC claimed misrepresented which files were shared and how users could disable sharing.

Frostwire has offered its desktop application for free download since 2007 and began distributing...
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Case Information

Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. Frostwire LLC et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Donald L. Graham

Date Filed

October 7, 2011

Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

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