The Multimedia Communications Lab of the Technical University Darmstadt is doing a lot of P2P-related research these days. As everybody else in this space they struggle with the notion that P2P is just about piracy. Which is why Lab-member Oliver Heckman used a nice analogy in a press release (German PDF) recently:

"P2P has a problem of perception. People almost exclusively focus on shady music swapping platforms. We see something completly different in P2P: A new technology that lacks research, but has a lot of sex appeal. It's like having a Ferrari in your garage that you only use to listen to music."

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