Quote: 'Brilliant Digital Entertainment, a company closely associated with Kazaa, the file swapping network, announced a network within a network. This new entity is designed to offer paid content, as opposed to the usual free file trading that has got Hollywood, the record companies, software companies, and just about everyone else in such a tizzy....' Unquote
All they have to do is persuade enough people to allow them to place encrypted files on their hard drives without them knowing, and then persuade enough people to pay for the files so it makes them a profit.
No matter how they try to wrap it up the fact remains that you would be allowing total strangers to place files on your drive, and other total strangers would download them. It's true that plenty of people are happy to do a similar thing with Kazaa at the moment, but there's a subtle difference - someone who uses Kazaa does so proactively. He/she makes a decision to download a file, and another decision to allow others access to files on his/her machine. The difference with the proposed scheme (as I understand it) is that participants will have no idea when files are being placed on their drives, or what they are.
That would certainly worry me, and I think it will worry a lot of people.