Monday, February 5, 2007

By 2010 could file-sharers be swapping news instead of music?

From the BBC:

According to Cambridge University's Prof. Ross Anderson, the man who helped create the idea P2P file-sharing, internet users will be sharing news instead of music by 2010.

In his vision, people around the world would post stories via anonymous P2P services like those used to swap songs.
They would cover issues currently ignored by the major news services, said Prof Anderson.

"Currently, only news that's reckoned to be of interest to Americans and Western Europeans will be syndicated because that's where the money is," he told the BBC World Service programme, Go Digital. Such P2P systems, he said, would give everybody a voice and allow personal testimonies to come out.


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