The MPAA and RIAA are to help with the Internet2 project, having joined the Internet2 networking consortium as corporate members. Expect strong pushes now for digital rights management technologies to be worked deeply into whatever technologies come to augment the Internet, as it is obvious these organisations are not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. The Internet2 project is all about the future of the Net, so itís just where you would start if you wanted to build a future were illegal P2P was a fading memory.

"Internet2 networking is an incredibly exciting tool for researchers, technologists and many others interested in developing new technologies, policies and business models for the next generation. Its value now and potential in the future are extraordinary, and we are very pleased to join this diverse community," said Cary Sherman, president of the RIAA.