Slyck is reporting that Altnet is suing Streamcast Networks for an alleged violation of their Truenames patent. Truenames is Altnet's method of identifying specific works in P2P networks by using file hashes.

The lawsuit could be seen as a retribution for Streamcast's charges against Sharman Networks and Ebay. But there is also a possibility that Altnet and Sharman want to open a second front against competing P2P vendors that already battle off lawsuits by the music industry.

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