The European Union is investing about $22 million in the P2P-Next project, which is developing an open source BitTorrent client designed to improve live streaming of TV shows and other content. The partners in P2P-Next include many university and broadcasting firms, though apparently no broadband service providers, at least at first glance. It looks like part of an increasing effort by the EU to have a stake in the evolution of P2P content sharing, and it comes at a time when the P2P community and broadband service providers remain at odds over network traffic-shaping policies that can lead to delays in P2P traffic.
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