Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Nov 2011 11:15 UTC
Legal While the US is still pondering SOPA, we just got some absolutely fantastic news out of Europe. The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the European Union, has just ruled that P2P filters installed by ISPs violate the European Directive on electronic commerce as well as fundamental rights [full ruling]. This is a hugely important ruling that effectively protects all member states of the European Union from ever being subjected to ISP filtering and spying.
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p2p in the entertainment industry
by fran on Fri 25th Nov 2011 17:21 UTC
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The entertainment industry also use P2P as a valuable production tool.
A producer acquaintance of mine that mixes/master tracks for musicians use p2p to communicate big music files (uncompressed 24bit 96Khz/196khz files) between him and his clients that can’t be emailed. I can imagine the same for the video industry as well.
P2P is a valuable commercial tool and it’s unfortunate for the persistent negative connotation.

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jal_ Member since:

that can’t be emailed

You do realize that there are other ways to communicate large sets of data, right?

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fran Member since:

I'm all ears.

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