P2P-сети прекратят свое существование в

P2P-сети прекратят свое существование в течение ближайших нескольких месяцев, заявил президент компании Metamachine, разработчика eDonkey:

Peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file-sharing companies in the U.S. will cease to exist in their current forms over the next few months, the president of MetaMachine, the company responsible for the eDonkey software, predicts.

Speaking at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sam Yagan said that in order to avoid expensive litigation, file-sharing companies will have to change their models to become similar to iTunes or the new Napster or face expensive legal battles.

MetaMachine won’t be an exception. «Because we cannot afford to fight a lawsuit — even one we think we would win — we have instead prepared to convert eDonkey’s user base to an online content retailer operating in a ‘closed’ P-to-P environment,» he said.