IDG: One executive of a p2p company has said that all file-sharing companies will be forced to change their business model because of the recent Supreme Court Ruling in MGM vs Grokster.
"Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sam Yagan said that in order to avoid expensive litigation, file-sharing companies will have to change their models to become similar to iTunes or the new Napster or face expensive legal battles...MetaMachine won't be an exception. "Because we cannot afford to fight a lawsuit--even one we think we would win--we have instead prepared to convert eDonkey's user base to an online content retailer operating in a 'closed' P-to-P environment," he said.
MP3Newswire: Limewire is planning to restrict sharing of audio files unless they are properly licensed...
"Part of the code allows people to attach Creative Commons licenses to their files, and to verify that the people who attach the license are accountable, as far our correspondent was able to tell. Unlicensed audio files won’t show up in shared folders, and will be invisible to search requests by the newer clients."