Thursday, September 22, 2005

InformationWeek > DVD Swapping > Peerflix Launches Peer-To-Peer DVD Service > September 20, 2005

This is an interesting new "peer-to-peer" service that has developed legal business model. It's basically a bartering system. It would be interesting to imagine what this might look like in the library world.

InformationWeek > DVD Swapping > Peerflix Launches Peer-To-Peer DVD Service > September 20, 2005: "Peerflix Inc., an online peer-to-peer DVD trading service, today officially opened for business, ending a year-long beta test. This might seem odd given the Supreme Court's recent decision to hold peer-to-peer file-sharing companies liable for users' copyright crimes. But what Peerflix does is legal, for the time being at least: It enables the swapping of plastic discs rather than electronic files."