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Death of Conventional P2P

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saurabh.sauron

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Last week, prominent P2P network eDonkey announced it was settling a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought by the Recording Industry Association of America for $300 million and closing up shop forever. Users who clicked a button to update their eDonkey2000 software reported the "update" initiated an uninstallation of the product. Visitors to the eDonkey Web site are now greeted by an intentionally blunt message advising surfers they are not anonymous online (and playfully proving it by displaying visitor IP addresses).

Only a month ago, we learned that former top file-sharing program Kazaa settled with the RIAA for $115 million, and that current top P2P application LimeWire was being sued for an estimated $476 million. The LimeWire case is expected to go to court next month.

The demise of the original Napster file-sharing program marked an immediate rise in decentralized peer-to-peer networks. Now it seems that U.S. copyright law and other influences are causing file sharers to drift toward the non-node-connected BitTorrent protocol, which allows users to download one file from multiple sources simultaneously. The legality of various BitTorrent software and "tracker" sites is still undecided, but a recent partnership between Warner Bros. and BitTorrent indicates the technology is integrating with mainstream Hollywood.

It appears as if the one-two punch of suing individual file-sharers and the companies that develop peer-to-peer technology may have ended the long reign of conventional P2P networks.

Source:- Download.com newsletter
 

JGuru

Wise Old Owl
Limewire is the next one to go!!! All P2P softwares are robbing the Recording industry
in millions of $ US!!! So looks like the end of the road for P2P!!
 

jz2linkinpark

Ambassador of Buzz
ohhhhhh noooo!
i went to their website and they logged my ip address, is this bad?
can someone please tell me exactly what are the chances of someone catching me if i use some p2p client or torrent to download ileegal content regularly?
i'm scared!:confused:
 
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kumarmohit

Technomancer
Huh eMule is working fine...

@jz2linkinpark

In India ? very thin u know, RIAA has no jurisdiction in India...
 
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thunderbird.117

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Emule is much better than Edonkey. I dont care for edonkey. It is good they went.
 
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saurabh.sauron

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emule is working but then dont try to download copyrighted material. the RIAA and MPAA are closely monitoring downloads on the network. i think IP tracking is one of them. the message on the edonkey site looks a bit scary. i think amule is also working.
 
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saurabh.sauron

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thunderbird.117 said:
Emule is much better than Edonkey. I dont care for edonkey. It is good they went.

emule runs on the edonkey network. edonkey works but it is safer not to use it. emule works coz edonkey is working. emule is also using the kad network.
 

shaunak

Tux Fan
any way the networks were totaly full of relabled porn. And well they were never ment to be legal.
 
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