Streaming VS Peer-To-Peer
Now technically speaking Peer-To-Peer (P2P) is not illegal just the increasing use and development of mp3/4 and film distribution/downloading is in regards to copy write.
Streaming is (for those who don't know) a way of viewing anything (music, film, concerts, radio - whatever) through use of multiple servers and other things ( I believe). For example I stream triple j live over the internet but unless I download the podcasts I cannot keep what I am listening to. I can only hear it the once. An example of a video/film one is Hulu only available currently in America.
P2P on the other hand is downloading from one or more sources from users or other people from the internet - examples include Lime Wire, Bit torrent and of course Napstar.
With P2P you download and keep the files being able to share.
There is a newish program about to be released called Qtrax which is a free P2P file sharing network and a legal one at that to. How? I here you ask, advertising from its corporate sponsors, such as Sony, Universal, Virgin etc. It is not available yet but soon, I don't know how soon.
So what do you think?