Napster, Gnutella and their descendant have
demonstrated famously the sheer scale of p2p filesharing systems,
and the difficulties of exploiting this for the benefit of traditional
entertainment products under traditional intellectual property regimes.
However, less attention has been paid to the emerging audio and
video products and the new genres of cultural product that exploit
netbased distribution and production. This panel will survey different
experiments and projects in this realm, specifically, projects that
are designed to promote and sustain diverse cultural resources,
generating demonstrable social value.