Related link: http://www.nonesuch.org/p2prevolution.pdf
Many people have predicted that peer-to-peer file-sharing will change
the face of media, but this paper by Scott Jensen is the most
thoroughgoing research I’ve seen into the commercial and artistic
effects that peer-to-peer can potentially lead to. The paper is bold
and futuristic, which means there are plenty of places the path it
lays out could be sidetracked, but I think it’s important reading. It
makes me a little afraid to work for an old-style publication company,
even one as innovative as O’Reilly & Associates.
Will it be?