Sunday, December 19, 2004

The Future of P2P

At 1 Million Online, Warez P2P Answers It’s Top 10 Questions
Contact: Kaleb Kain –

After helping drive the Warez/Ares Network to over 1,000,000 online users, the Warez P2P team answers it’s most frequently asked questions.

  1. Why use the controversial name “Warez”?

We use “Warez” for its recognition and marketability. . Since the start of the Internet boom, "warez" has been one of the top terms searched for on search engines. In the early 80's, the word "warez" became the slang term for trading software among others via online bulletin board sites, the precursor to the Internet. Today "warez" is the underground term for all the software, music, and movies posted on websites or traded through peer-to-peer networks. Like the term “MP3”, we have moved “warez” into the mainstream and redefined it as “Shared information over a digital network”

  1. What is Warez’s relationship with Ares Galaxy?

Warez P2P contracted the developer of Ares to develop a Warez branded version. Both clients share the same decentralized network. Warez joined the network in January when the network was under 100,000 users. Since then, our marketing has helped it become one of the fastest growing P2P networks, already reaching 1 million online.

  1. Is Warez filled with Spyware or Adware?

Warez P2P has no spyware. Warez does include web search enhancements, but they are optional and can be unchecked on install.

  1. What is planned for the Warez/Ares network?

The network in its current form may be released as Open Source in the near future. For the upcoming Warez P2P 3.0, we will be introducing an advanced, proprietary network we call “Generation 3”. We are working with the top developers in this field.

  1. Will Warez P2P search other networks in the future?

We currently are working to implement Bit Torrent in Warez. We may consider searching other networks, but only those we feel have advanced privacy and quality content.

  1. Does Warez plan to implement advanced security and privacy?

This is our main goal. We are working with another well-known P2P developer that is specializing in encryption and IP protection. Warez P2P 3.0 will give the users the complete privacy and security they need.

  1. What features are planned for upcoming Warez P2P versions?

Filesharing and chatting is only the beginning. P2P voice conferencing, gaming, and media streaming is under development now, and we have a few surprises that will make us a strong leader in P2P technology.

  1. Will Warez P2P be used to legally distribute copyrighted media in the future?

This is definitely a goal. We are working with representatives of well-known artists that are not controlled by big labels to distribute their content via P2P. Also, we are open to discussions with the big labels to show them the money that can be made from our massive audience via micro-payments and perhaps not charging the user at all. We feel we have the answers and are excited about meeting with musician coalitions and the big record labels to propose the solutions. Until then, we are ready to work directly with artists.

  1. How will Warez support independent artists and software developers?

We are in the process of implementing an independent submission system which will eliminate distribution costs and the need to be tied to a record label. P2P users will be able to rate artists and their works. Warez P2P will display ratings charts and introduce channels dedicated to popular independent works in various categories. We also have a plan to directly distribute income to popular artists.

  1. What is Warez vision for the future of P2P technology?

Free P2P clients are here to stay. The fact that P2P communication bypasses the monitoring and control by commercial institutions or dictator governments is the true reason why P2P has become so popular. This audience of millions will guarantee P2P will be a success and accepted by all. We plan to advance encryption and privacy methods to ensure that people will be comfortable with how they communicate and share data in a peer-to-peer network. If the Internet was a revolution, P2P will be its evolution. gives full permission to anyone who wishes to reprint this article in any media form as long as is cited as its source.

About is a subculture Web portal and Internet search engine. is also home to Warez P2P, a peer-to-peer communication and file sharing program. The Warez Network has grown rapidly since its launch in January. It has reached 1,000,000 online users as of September 2004.

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