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Downloading By Mail

Wired (Magazine) - 3/1/2007 by Jeff Howe
Wired : Downloading By Mail Hear about the latest P2P network? It's called the US Postal Service. A new breed of startups aims to cross Gnutella with Netflix, skirting copyright issues (bartering is legal in all 50 states). Users create Want and Have lists: ship somebody one of their Want items, and you can troll through Have lists (and pay a fee on each transaction). It's slower than BitTorrent, but you get the actual album, not just the album art.
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