Peer-to-peer pressure

Damien Cave reports on altruistic uses of online file sharing with potential financial rewards.

Published January 5, 2001 9:00AM (EST)

Each week, Salon Technology's writers discuss the latest news in high tech. This week Damien Cave talks about new uses for peer-to-peer technology and their social and financial benefits.

Technology reporters from Salon appear weekly on "Beyond Computers," a Public Radio International show that airs on more than 200 stations around the country. The show explores the pervasive influence of technology on humanity -- from family, beauty and art to law, politics and the environment. On the show, our writers give their opinionated takes on the biggest technology stories of the week.

By Salon Staff

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