Category Archives: P2P

Commercializing P2P

Cringely writes about moves toward commercial development and use of peer-to-peer file sharing networks for distribution. The demand-side motivator: mass-market video distribution (think “American Idol” and “Desperate Housewives”). What will make the supply side work: why will users donate their upstream bandwidth to help commercial content distributors?

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Aligning incentives with responsibility for peer-to-peer filtering

In its recent Grokster decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said that P2P technologies were not required to implement filtering for copyrighted content, but that failure to install filtering would be considered as one factor in assessing whether the software actively induces infringement (which is illegal).

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