Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2012 23:15 UTC
Internet & Networking "While the file-sharing ecosystem is currently filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology continue to work on their decentralized BitTorrent network. Their Tribler client doesn't require torrent sites to find or download content, as it is based on pure peer-to-peer communication. 'The only way to take it down is to take the Internet down,' the lead researcher says." In a way, the efforts by Hollywood and the corrupt US Congress is actually increasing the resiliency of peer-to-peer technology. Karma.
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RE: Done Before?
by ssokolow on Thu 9th Feb 2012 00:39 UTC in reply to "Done Before?"
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Sounds to me like it is.

What they need to do is re-implement torrent sites (and the associated mechanisms for trusted torrent publishers and minimally-broken community moderation) on top of a decentralized network. (Which will be more difficult, since it always is when there are no users with authoritative admin/mod/god powers for all other moderation to be policed by)

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