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File-sharers forced to play fair

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by gkd_uk, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Researchers have found a way to enforce good manners on file-sharing networks by treating bandwidth as a currency.

    The team has created a peer-to-peer system called Tribler in which selfless sharers earn faster upload and download speeds but leechers are penalised.

    The technology is being assessed by a European broadcasting body looking at ways of piping TV across the net.

    Tribler has also been used to turn Sony's PlayStation 3 into a video-sharing device.

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