Alternative P2P networks become more popular


— 3:28 AM on October 15, 2003

C|Net is running an interesting article on the changing face of the peer-to-peer landscape, which is now made up of several popular networks. The article quotes a recent study that pegs eDonkey as the most popular P2P network in Europe, while FastTrack is tops in the UK, and Kazaa and Grokster dominate the US market.

Though P2P users should enjoy having a number of different options, the mosaic of different networks will no doubt infuriate copyright holders trying to track pirates across multiple networks. In a perfect world, it would be nice if files could be shared across different P2P networks using a single client. However, I suppose that world might be just a little too perfect for groups like the RIAA.

 
   
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