Kazaa Is Dead. Long Live… um… eDonkey?

Kazaa may not survive the fallout from an Australian court decision this week, but the impact on peer-to-peer file trading networks as a whole will likely be negligible, say some experts. “Successors such as BitTorrent and eDonkey have already upstaged Kazaa with a number of technical improvements and edged it out in terms of the volume of raw data that’s exchanged on their respective networks, which feature large numbers of bulky video and software application files… Awkwardly for Kazaa, the court’s position on copyrights is now pretty much where a big portion of the P2P developer world sits, at least in public.”