Darkents. The Underground World of Private P2P Networks

The Rub says that invite-only P2P networks are more popular than most people realise. He uses them “to get the kinds of albums, film, and software that are almost impossible to find anywhere else, including Netflix.” What’s more, these private networks are being used by some marketing companies to ‘leak’ new music – in order to get new songs quickly into the hands of influencers. The Rub says this has been an informal practice for a couple years and is not far separated from mp3 blogs or myspace.

Read more about “Darknets” from the Read/Write Web and from the Whats New Media Wiki.

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