BBC Looks To File Sharing Networks To Distribute Works

from the seems-like-a-pretty-good-example-of-a-non-infringing-use dept

While there was plenty of speculation over how the BBC was going to release all their content to the public (as they announced last month), some had been pushing them to use peer-to-peer file sharing networks, rather than accepting a traditional broadcast mentality and hosting everything themselves. Now, they say that’s exactly what they’re thinking about doing. This makes sense, of course, because it means they no longer have to worry about hosting the files and about the huge bandwidth bills. Instead, that all gets spread around pretty equally – which is one of the very useful things about P2P. Of course, with the rest of the entertainment industry claiming there are no non-infringing uses for P2P networks, I wonder how they’ll explain away this one.

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