You as usual are missing your own point. Your earlier claim was that the system will adapt and embrace p2p i countered that by pointing out that the companies are using p2p to reduce there own costs not benefit the consumer. Some one free loading is making the choice how much of there bandwidth they are willing to use, with the iplayer there is no throttle so it pretty much kills your caps. They are then free to use there files they have downloaded to use as they wish. THESE SYSTEMS ARE USELESS, i tried to subtly point it out but you've again missed it. I don't want to watch tv on the computer which is permanently connected to the web i want to watch tv on my TV! P4P isn't exactly using new tech either edonkey already prefers physically lower connections where possible. Large corporations are not going to help p2p technology advance any more than microsoft is going to help Linux.