The record companies' next witness in the trial, Professor Leon Sterling, Adacel chair of software innovation and engineering, University of Melbourne, has filed two affidavits on his examination of Kazaa Media Desktop (KMD) documents.
In the affidavits, filed in court Tuesday morning, Sterling claimed that whether a system was managed centrally or peer-to-peer was only a design detail, not a technically significant characteristic.
Assuming this report is accurate — never a certainty — you have to wonder what planet this guy is living on. P2P vs. central server is no mere design detail. It's an entirely different philosophy.