Next-Generation File Sharing with Social Networks
Subject:   Alternatives?
Date:   2007-05-04 13:36:01
From:   sbsgator
It seems that the models are evolving. Where once it was that you either had the DRM rich content providers like Amazon or iTunes, and the DRM free (but illegal) content carriers like Grokster or Kazaa -- now you have hybrid models.

Systems like for instance, that offer previews and full tracks from certain artists that can be streamed on their site or even peer to peer alternatives like Grooveshark or We7 that are trying to work with the publishers to offer DRM-Free music.

Regardless, like the previous commenter mentioned -- our online lives are not too much different than our real lives, and once people find something that works for them the business models will evolve with them.


Steve S