christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: July 31st, 2002
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RIAA and MPAA: the Priacy Gulf Widens

For all the pomp and circumstance of the recording and movie industries' efforts to stem the tide of piracy, the river is quickly becoming a flood. Two new file sharing systems debuted this week that offer very different but equally powerful methods of pushing data around an increasingly congested Internet. Overnet is the successor to the venerable edonkey2000 that uses a similar protocol but dispenses with semi-centralized servers. BitTorrent is a swarming technology that uses webservers to distribute content. This is an idea that I've been thinking about for years, and I am glad to see that someone is implementing it. As if I could have myself....

by Christopher Heiser on July 31 11:31
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