P2P is growing in popularity and in a good way. It is not being looked at as the villain of the internet as strongly as it once was. P2P systems are providing some important functions. However, as the popularity of it grows, more and more expectations are being placed upon it. Standards One of the […]
Good Uses for P2P Systems
To really appreciate the legal uses of P2P Systems means understanding the different uses it can be put to. There are several, all of which have their own level of importance. File Sharing Peer-to-peer File sharing systems is probably the most common system used by the general public. It means using specific software that […]
Did P2P Hurt the Music Industry?
Those that do not give P2P systems the chance to sell their positive aspects are often influenced by what took place in the music industry. You only have to look to Napster to discover how radically things have changed in terms of music distribution. Ironically, P2P originally started out as a good concept for […]
Common P2P Software
The world of P2P systems has been changing just like everything else that has to do with the internet does. Changes take place through new technology and circumstances. P2P systems garnered a lot of negativity because of the way their capabilities were used. The common use of a P2P system is for file sharing. […]
What is a Peer-to-Peer System?
A peer-to-peer system is typically referred to in its short form, which is a ‘P2P network’. Many people that use a computer even on a basic level are utilizing a P2P system and don’t realize it. This basic peer-to-peer system consists of computer systems that can connect to each other through the internet. There is […]
Skype and Peer-to-Peer Networking
Many people connect peer-to-peer architecture with the P2P file-sharing systems used for downloading files. In other words, they believe it’s only used for grabbing free music and videos, perhaps legally but mostly not. It is easier to understand how P2P systems might provide other, entirely legitimate benefits when one looks at Skype, for example. […]
The Dangers of P2P Systems
When looking at P2P systems it is important to understand their classifications. They are as follows: file sharing processor sharing instant messaging All three have their own set of dangers. Many of these dangers are caused by the design and structure of P2P systems. Some of them are designed to bypass firewalls, for instance. Firewalls […]