The British Times features a pro-P2P piece that's a little sketchy on the details, but the main message is clear: We'll need P2P to distribute all those video bits flowing through the networks. That may be true, but the Times seems to have some timing issues in finding the right experts. The paper reports that a big push for P2P comes from Verisign, whose CTO told the Times:

"There may be a bad stigma attached to peer-to-peer but it may be necessary in order to distribute the traffic."


So what does a company like Verisign do if it believes in the future of P2P media distribution? Apparently it embraces the trend by kicking out its own in-house P2P developers. Verisign sold its P2P video distribution platform Kontiki back in May, a fact that the Times somehow forgot to mention.

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