Daily Archives: June 13th, 2007

Lawrence Lessig @ Google

Darknets and a mashup

http://www.darknet.com/

http://www.archive.org/details/All_about_darknets

The secret history of hacking

File sharing=copyright infringement?

Irish Examiner article:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg=ireland-qqqm=ireland-qqqa=ireland-qqqid=34627-qqqx=1.asp

Digital Rights Ireland:

http://www.digitalrights.ie/2007/06/07/23-filesharers-to-be-identified-but-concerns-remain/

Peer-to-Peer technology – a confession.

Okay.

Time to confess.

I JUST DON’T GET IT!

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology.

I have commented on a Guardian blog on IPTV and admitted my confusion with the technology.

To restate here:

As someone (who) “just can’t get it into their “terminally thick brain”” how wonderful p2p is to distribute media content, may I ask how you deal with the following in a decentralised network as a broadcaster:

1. Those who use it for downloads and don’t share uploads.
2. Traffic-shaping by ISPs
3. Multitudes of p2p clients competeing for resources on the host machine.
4. Others on a network competeing (sic) against p2p clients for upstream bandwidth.
5. Compromised clients “poisoning the well”.
6. Compromised clients breaking the OS.

With BT moving to a purely IP based backbone which will allow for native multicasting and the use of Content Delivery Networks there is a more technically robust alternative.

CMA Focus Day – Next Generation Communications

CMA logo

I will be attanding a CMA Focus Day on Next Generation Communications on the 19th. of June.

Policy Talks @ Google

A talk on technology and privacy by Jim Dempsey, Policy Director, Center for Democracy and Technology.


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