P2P, console style

— 4:54 PM on July 29, 2002

Slashdot is running a story on Console Classix, a P2P ROM system that appears to actually be legit. Here's the idea:

Our solution is simple: We will let you borrow our games, just like your neighbor down the street used to do. The difference is that we own a lot of games: over 200 titles, and multiple copies of many. So you and your neighbor can both borrow the same game and play at the same time, as long as we have two copies free at the time.
It's a great idea, really, and they seem to have all the legal stuff covered. Console Classix brands itself as an internet video rental outfit, and it just might have the right formula for legitimately sharing copyrighted works over the Internet.
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