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P2P firms ask RIAA to prove that filtering can work

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2004 14:33 User comments (7)

P2P firms ask RIAA to prove that filtering can work P2P United, an alliance that represents several commercial P2P operators, has delivered a letter to the RIAA, demanding that the recording industry lobby group proves its claims that the filtering technology RIAA demonstrated to the U.S. Congress actually works in live P2P environment.
The technology, developed by a company called Audible Magic, was used when RIAA demonstrated to the Congress that filtering of illegal material in P2P networks can be done. P2P companies have claimed that such technology is impossible to develop that would 100 percent accurately manage to filter out unwanted -- in this case, illegal -- material without removing legitimate content from the network.

P2P United's claim is rather valid, as the only P2P operator so far that has tried to filter out illegal material from its network -- Napster -- failed, at least according to the recording industry back in 2001.

P2P United also asks RIAA to stop characterizing the Audible Magic technology as a "filter", as it would ultimately change the whole idea of modern decentralized P2P networks, as the material transferred between users -- or "peers" -- would have to pass through a separate server that would inspect the materials legitimity.

Source: P2PNet

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7 user comments

124.2.2004 16:42

riaa: Put up or shut up!

225.2.2004 2:42

I CAN'T see how the hell it would work and it must be aload of BOLLOCKS ..... it would never be 100% anyways as they claim


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325.2.2004 4:13

So they showed a filter that might or might not have worked. But what good is the technology if it only concerns "older" file-sharing priciples. A large number of todays file-sharing networks are P2P without any "middle-man", right?

425.2.2004 4:25

Ghostdog overnet is ment to be the rest I am unsure of DaOsT


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525.2.2004 4:34

This is a good idea because being a programmer, I know it is not an uncommon practice to set up a test for ar particular piece which is guaranteed to succeed but would fail in the real world.

625.2.2004 5:59
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If the "Glove don't fit, you can't convict"! Best to All! Rodgers

726.2.2004 7:10

Note to the RIAA: Go ahead! A screen door will keep the flood waters out. Really. The down side would be slower transfers and big hardware costs for the P2P companies all for a technology that would surely fail. Are they going to make a law that tells me how to name my files?

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