Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Robin Good links to and summarizes a pretty good manifesto on P2P (person-to-person) file sharing. The author's premise is that P2P is inevitable, that content owners cannot prevent people from sharing files on it, and that it is better for content owners in the long run (but they'll have to adapt their business plans). I agree with pretty much everything in the manifesto. And if you doubt the inevitability of P2P, consider this: "The amount of data now exchanged on P2P networks is about equivalent to a full third of all present Internet traffic."


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