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#1 PS3Scene


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 03:05 AM

Sony's P2P Network
Posted by XanTium | 1-5-2007 22:05 EST

From sonyprotectiongroup.com:

According to an unnamed source, we have received word that Sony has developed a Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing network that will allow users to seamlessly watch and share movies. There won't be any hassles to deal with involving the use of the network. The system works on the premise that one simply downloads the specific file and the movie will automatically begin playing. Also, the same source tells us that this service has the full support of Hollywood. To expand on this network, we've heard that they're planning to integrate the service into "Home", Sony's new online avatar-driven platform. Creating this service and offering it within "Home" would only further Sony's attempts at offering the ultimate multi-media experience. As of now, this is only a rumor, we'll have to wait till Sony openly confirms this.

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#2 RBJTech


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:52 PM

Interesting ... so MS use P2P for Games and Dedicated Servers for Movies, Sony use P2P for Movies and Dedicated Servers for Games ... laugh.gif

Hmm, not sure this is a good move - I think MS have it the right way around.. (well dedicated gaming servers would be better). You certainly don't want somebody using your upload bandwidth when you're trying to game online - that's the one area where we all need extra capacity (talking ADSL here..)... And do people really leave their PS3 on when they've done for the session ?

Can't see why they can't provide dedicated servers - if people are paying for the movies, then factor in this into the cost.... ?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:37 AM

Wait... is this saying that users might be able to share media directly with each other? I don't see how something like that could have ever gotten approval from Hollywood. There is a piece of the puzzle missing in this rumor.... namely DRM.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:02 PM

There is no DRM violation in using P2P. It can still be a pay service, and tracked. It just gets you the movies faster. Especially with the redundancy of 1,000s of copies available to source from.

I am guessing users cannot add media, only Sony with Hollywood approved videos.

P2P != stealing

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