Shirky: Next step in file sharing

Clay Shirky’s prediction about the next step up in file-sharing after the RIAA’s current “crush the connectors” strategy.

If Kazaa, Gnutella and others are severely damaged by the Crush the Connectors attack, users will either give up free file-sharing, or switch to less efficient social spaces. This might seem like an unalloyed win for the RIAA, but for one inconvenient fact: there are more people than are songs.


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