Talking ‘Bout A Content Revolution

The Federal Trade Commission brought representatives of the recording industry together with purveyors of peer-to-peer file sharing networks last week for a two-day workshop designed to find common ground between the warring factions. There doesn’t appear to be much, but at the very least, such face-to-face meetings take away both sides’ ability to posture, and force everyone involved to consider the logic of the opposing position. Still, peer-to-peer network operators insist that the recording industry isn’t interested in any partnership that doesn’t completely wipe out file sharing, and solutions appear to be a long way off.