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Apple Developer Seeking A Bite of the P2P Scene
January 31, 2003
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Jim Speth, a former Apple programmer is set to soon release a file sharing application called iCommune. Unlike the current mammoths of the P2P world Kazaa and WinMx, iCommune, will not be an open market to hawkers swapping files unabated. Instead it will be more personalized. Early indications seem to suggest that it will only allow sharing of files with friends from a "buddy" list.

The program's creator feels this is no different than letting a friend or family member borrow a CD. He feels this venture falls well within the "fair use" rights a consumer receives when buying product like an album. Whether the legal system and powers that be agree with Jim, is yet to be seen.

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File-Sharing/P2P Related :: Software

You can read more about iCommune here.

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