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Once the pariah of the media world, peer-to-peer software has come a long way since the days of Napster and college kids with hard drives stuffed with pirated music. Now, current P2P software provider BitTorrent boasts 80 million users, which, as CEO Eric Klinker is quick to point out, is somewhere between four and five times the size of cable giant Comcast's customer base. Recent skirmishes for P2P software makers have involved not only music labels and feature film makers, but also the ISPs through which such material is transmitted from one P2P user's computer to another.
Eric Klinker is an enabler of thieves who laughs at the victims, and should be disciplined accordingly.
He is like the person who hands out copies of keys of all his neighbor's cars and houses to teenagers, and then throws his hands up in wonder when the kids steal everyone's stuff. In this scenario we would crucify the responsible party. Why not him?