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Entertainment

The big question in the entertainment industry is, “How do we make money from P2P software?”

There are many legal issues surrounding the use of P2P technologies and the entertainment industry. Most issues are centered on the illegal copying and sharing of copyrighted materials. There is a legal push to secure copyrighted materials on behalf of the music industry, in particular. This will directly affect all other areas of entertainment.

The “Holy P2P Grail” that the entertainment industry is seeking will likely be a combination of a TV/cable guide and an entertainment network-based search engine. This network guide will have to include pay-for-view and pay-to-play capabilities, as well as the basic P2P functions, such as chat, instant ...

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