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Incentives for P2P-assisted content distribution: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

Ramaswamy, Vinod and Adlakha, Sachin and Shakkottai, Srinivas and Wierman, Adam (2012) Incentives for P2P-assisted content distribution: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. In: 2012 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1409-1416. ISBN 978-1-4673-4537-8. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170810-131935147

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Abstract

The rapid growth of content distribution on the Internet has brought with it proportional increases in the costs of distributing content. Adding to distribution costs is the fact that digital content is easily duplicable, and hence can be shared in an illicit peer-to-peer (P2P) manner that generates no revenue for the content provider. In this paper, we study whether the content provider can recover lost revenue through a more innovative approach to distribution. In particular, we evaluate the benefits of a hybrid revenue-sharing system that combines a legitimate P2P swarm and a centralized client-server approach. We show how the revenue recovered by the content provider using a server-supported legitimate P2P swarm can exceed that of the monopolistic scheme by an order of magnitude. Our analytical results are obtained in a fluid model, and supported by stochastic simulations.


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https://doi.org/10.1109/Allerton.2012.6483383DOIArticle
https://arxiv.org/abs/1212.3853arXivDiscussion Paper
Additional Information:© 2012 IEEE.
Subject Keywords:Law, Analytical models, Mathematical model, Peer-to-peer computing, Sociology, Statistics
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Official Citation:V. Ramaswamy, S. Adlakha, S. Shakkottai and A. Wierman, "Incentives for P2P-assisted content distribution: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," 2012 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), Monticello, IL, 2012, pp. 1409-1416. doi: 10.1109/Allerton.2012.6483383 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6483383&isnumber=6483185
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