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PEER TO PEER

11.04.2006
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PEER TO PEER

This report is partly based on presentations given to the recent Financial Times Digital Media conference Strange and menacing beasts have been stalking the Internet jungle for several years now, with exotic names like Napster. Grokster, Gnutella, KaZaA, BitTorrent, eDonkey, Peer Impact, Soribada and FastTrack. The names sound like something out of Jurassic Park - unless, of course, you belong to what the marketers call the 'Always On Generation', in which case they will be familiar names. They are all examples of P2P networks - Peer-to-Peer file sharing, a means whereby (hitherto) Internet users have been able to move audio and video between themselves - without paying.

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Rex Winsbury writes about peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, where users can share video and audio content between themselves without paying for content.

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 34 Issue 2
Issue Date:
April 2006
Theme:
Infrastructure and Spectrum, Innovation and Content

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