Can a P2P File-Sharing Network Become an e-Marketplace?

  title={Can a P2P File-Sharing Network Become an e-Marketplace?},
  author={Fu-Ren Lin and Hau-ming Lo and Cong-ren Wang},
  journal={Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)},
The prevalence of P2P technology contributes the ease of file-sharing, but it also brings some problems such as free-riding and copyright infringement. To solve these problems, many researchers have proposed incentive mechanisms. At the same time, some applications and business models based on P2P technology are developed. However, those new business models would not allow users redistribute files which they have downloaded. This study proposes a new business model which adopts a reselling… CONTINUE READING


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