Tuesday, May 10, 2005

File-sharing site poised for "revolution"

File-sharing site poised for "revolution"
The Seattle Times, publication date: 09 May 2005
"The Open Media Network's file-sharing technology, which comes from Kontiki of Sunnyvale, Calif., slashes distribution costs by having users download popular files from one another's computers, not the Open Media Network's servers.

Kontiki tries to deter piracy by keeping a tight lid on the material that users can share. This central control makes it difficult to publish copyright audio or video on the Open Media Network without the copyright owner's permission and easy to remove anything that proves to be pirated, Homer said.

The network also can distribute files with electronic locks, enabling copyright owners to restrict copying or demand fees for playback."

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