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New record in file sharing

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 06 Sep 2001 14:54

According to Webnoize's study, August marked a new record in file sharing history. Users shared over 3.05 billion files through "alternative" P2P networks in August -- this number is even higher than February's peak, when Napster saw its traffic to peak to 2.79 billion files.
Alternative P2P networks include Gnutella (clients include BearShare and Gnotella), AudioGalaxy, FastTrack (clients include Morpheus, Grokster and Kazaa) and iMesh. Webnoize also predicts that situation, from copyright owners point of view, is going to get from bad to worse, now when students are returning to campuses and to their broadband dorm Net connections.

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