MP2P Receives 2008 DCIA Pioneer's Award

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Presentation Accepted by Pablo Soto at P2P & MUSIC CONFERENCE

MP2P ensures that recording artists and record labels have a meaningful and reliable means of online distribution

The Distributed Computing Industry Association (http://www.DCIA.info), a trade organization with more than one-hundred Member companies including peer-to-peer and social networking software developers and distributors (P2Ps), Internet service providers (ISPs), content rights holders (CRHs), and service-and-support companies, announced today that MP2P Technologies is the recipient of its 2008 DCIA Pioneer's Award.

The award was presented at a special ceremony today to MP2P's CEO Pablo Soto at the inaugural P2P & MUSIC CONFERENCE at PopKomm in Berlin, Germany.

"The DCIA Pioneer's Award is presented annually to that company which has demonstrated the greatest persistence on the forefront of transitioning distributed computing technologies for commercial purposes," said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty in making the award.

The MP2P protocol was first developed by Pablo Soto in 2001 and deployed initially in Blubster and Piolet - two highly popular P2P file-sharing clients. In 2006, Manolito, a third clone application, was released along with new versions of Blubster and Piolet. The MP2P protocol has most recently been used in Omemo, an open-source P2P software program for storage space sharing.

"MP2P ensures that recording artists and record labels have a meaningful and reliable means of online distribution," said Pablo Soto, CEO and developer of MP2P. "With the release of Blubster 3.0, P2P meshes with Web 2.0 to take the discovery of music to a whole new level. We are honored and grateful to celebrate its release while simultaneously receiving this award from the DCIA, an organization devoted to propelling P2P to new heights."

Pablo Soto's progressive accomplishments in P2P technology have garnered worldwide press recognition, including CNN, The NY Times, Reuters, AP, USA Today, C/Net, Rolling Stone, CBS News, San Jose Mercury News, among many others.

The P2P & MUSIC CONFERENCE featured keynotes from top P2P software and digital music distributors, panels of industry leaders, and special workshops.

About the DCIA

The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is a non-profit trade organization focused on commercial development of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and related distributed computing technologies.

DCIA Membership is organized into three Groups: Content, Operations, and Platform. The DCIA conducts working groups and special projects, such as the P4P Working Group (P4PWG), Inadvertent Sharing Protection Working Group (ISPG), P2P Digital Watermark Working Group (PDWG), Consumer Disclosures Working Group (CDWG), P2P PATROL, and the P2P Revenue Engine (P2PRE). It also publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.

About MP2P

MP2P Technologies software offerings have been downloaded millions of times by scores of people from around the globe. Founded by renowned technology developer Pablo Soto in 2000, MP2P Technologies today remains a leader in the P2P sector and consumer technology. MP2P Technologies is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. For more information, visit http://www.mp2p.net.

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