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Wired: Alternative Net Protects Pirates

Mar 08, 2000, 22:38 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

"Open-source advocates are developing an alternative publishing network that promises to provide true anonymity in sharing documents and files over the Internet...."

"Freenet is an open-source file-transfer system similar to the Web for sharing digital content such as HTML pages and MP3 music files. It will be run by connected clusters of servers or node stations that could in turn be run on almost any PC connected to the Internet."

"But unlike the Web, Freenet has no centralized administrative infrastructure of domain name servers (DNS) and IP addresses that can be used to track users. Hosting and replicating documents and files requires that Freenet backers volunteer their time and resources."

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