ALERT – This San Jose Mercury News article covers the recent BitTorrent announcement of their streaming video service, joining the ranks of Joost and Babelgum who are delivering a similar service.
It is interesting to see how the use of P2P technology to deliver a legitimate (legal) service, complete with appropriate licensing demonstrates how it has come full circle. Originally used as the heart of the Usenet network for delivering files and news, then applied to music, video sharing (Napster, Kazzaa, etc) and now used in many different, legitimate applications. Of course now enterprise IT departments will need to focus on not only monitoring the network and desktops for illegal file sharing via BitTorrent, but also to watch for overzealous bandwidth consumption.
Click here to view the San Jose Mercury article.