Monday, July 03, 2006

File-Sharing Still Thrives After Ruling

File-Sharing Still Thrives After Ruling
Forbes, publication date: 30 June 2006
"Andrew Lack, then chief executive at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, predicted at the time: 'We will no longer have to compete with thieves in the night whose businesses are built on larceny.'

Yet a year later, peer-to-peer, or P2P, sharing continues to thrive, with firms behind favorite applications such as eDonkey, LimeWire, Morpheus and Kazaa, among others, still in business.

Although the threat of litigation did force the operators of BearShare, WinMX and i2Hub to shut down, the number of people using file-sharing services has gone up. "

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