This document is based on the FTC document
File Sharing: A Fair Share? Maybe Not.
To view the original FTC document, please go to
We want our users to enjoy the full benefits of our program, safely. To do this, we have taken extracts from this Consumer Alert from the FTC to explain how Luke works best as a File-Sharing Program for your beneficial and safe use.
Copyright laws and laws pertaining to patents and inventions protect original works of authorship and inventions. Individuals, who reproduce, distribute copies, receive copies, publicly perform or display works or inventions other than their own and without the consent of the owners or holders of rights, or their authorized agents, in original works of authorship or inventions, may be in violation of copyright, patent or other intellectual property infringement. World Global Trade Inc. does not encourage or condone the illegal copying of copyrighted material. This is not intended to be legal counsel or advice. If you have any questions, please consult your attorney/Lawyer.
If you have any doubts at all about anything, read the FTC document, The link is: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/sharealrt.htm
Be aware of Spyware. Some file-sharing programs install other software known as Spyware. Spyware monitors a user’s browsing habits and then sends that data to third parties. Sometimes the user gets ads based on the information that the Spyware has collected. Spyware can be difficult to detect and remove. Before you use any file-sharing program, you may want to buy software that can prevent the downloading of Spyware or help detect it on your hard drive.
Luke has absolutely no Spyware or adware. We do not bundle any other software with Luke.
Use and update your anti-virus software regularly. Files you download could be mislabelled, hiding a virus or other unwanted content. Use anti-virus software to protect your computer from viruses you might pick up from other users through the file-sharing program. Although your virus filter should prevent your computer from receiving possibly destructive files, computer security experts suggest you avoid files with extensions like .exe, .scr, .lnk, .bat, .vbs, .dll, .bin, and .cmd.
Please be very careful when downloading files with an .exe extension, since these files can contain viruses, Trojans or Spyware. For security reasons, Luke will not download VBS files. Luke’s Library will not launch .exe, .vbs, .lnk, .bat, .sys, or .com files, although you can launch these files with a program outside of Luke. We recommend that you use some sort of anti-virus software to scan any files that are downloaded.
Every day, millions of computer users share files online. Whether it is music, games, pictures, movies, software, etc, File-sharing can give people access to a wealth of information. You simply download special software that connects your computer to an informal network of other computers running the same software. Millions of users could be connected to each other through this software at one time. The software often is free and easily accessible.
Sounds interesting? Maybe, but make sure that you consider the trade-offs. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, cautions that file-sharing can have a number of risks. For example, when you are connected to file-sharing programs, you may unknowingly allow others to copy private files you never intended to share. You may download material that is protected by the copyright laws and find yourself caught up in legal issues. You may download a virus or facilitate a security breach. Or you may unwittingly download pornography labelled as something else. To secure the personal information stored on your computer, the FTC suggests that you set up the file-sharing software very carefully. If you don’t check the proper settings when you install the software, you could open access not just to the files you intend to share, but also to other information on your hard drive, like your tax returns, email messages, medical records, photos, or other personal documents.
To check which files you’re sharing, open Luke, click on the shared files tab and it will show the files being shared. As a precaution, Luke only allows you to share up to 50 files; this feature is put in place to protect you by keeping an eye on what you share at a glance and not to allow you to share all of you Hard Disk.