"An online movie distributor this week said it will try to
sell videos using Gnutella's file-sharing software, issuing a
challenge not only for itself, but for the company that has
promised to protect files from piracy on the notoriously insecure
"Pennsylvania-based SightSound.com today said it plans to enlist
Gnutella for commercial purposes--software that most copyright
holders view as a dangerous tool for illegal copying. The
experiment will carry SightSound's full-length feature movie
content into the belly of the piracy beast under the protection of
Microsoft's digital rights management (DRM) system."
"The move puts up for grabs on the Gnutella network a dozen
encrypted movie files from Miramax Films, for which SightSound has
secured online distribution rights. Once people obtain the file,
they are required to rent or purchase a license to view the
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