Bertelsmann To Unveil "Legal P2P Network"
October 21, 2005 at 2:12 PM (PT)
BERTLESMANN AG is launching a new service that utilizes P2P technology to distribute legal downloads of music and movies, reports the AP. The service, dubbed GNAB (“bang” spelled backwards) is set to be used in GERMANY by the end of this year, with an eventual rollout to other countries through 2006 and beyond, the company said. GNAB adds features that ensure copyrighted material that is downloaded is flagged so that payment for the file, such as a song, can be made.
For more info on this service, which seems awfully similar to NAPSTER creator SHAWN FANNING’s new SNOCAP venture, click here.