oliderid writes to let us know that, even as the UK threatens ISPs
who don't clamp down on P2P traffic, the rest of the EU is going the other way
. (Here is a link with a a bit more technical detail
.) Europe recently agreed to: "...spend 14M Euros to create a standard way to send TV via the Net. The project will create a peer-to-peer system that can pipe programs to set-top boxes and home TV sets. It will be based on the BitTorrent technology. The four-year research project will try to build a system that can stand alongside the other ways that broadcasters currently get programs to viewers."