08185433 cites 19 patents.

A P2P (peer-to-peer) business and commerce-enhancing method including the steps of (a) identifying an active P2P network which is characterized with peers having a defined affinity interest in the exchange of at least category-A information, such as digital music song files, and (b) employing that at-least category-A information-exchange affinity interest as a carrier vehicle and growth engine for the promotion, within that network, of collateral income-generating transactions between a peer and a party who may be inside or outside the network. Of central importance to such commerce enhancement, or growth, as promoted by practice of the invention is that such growth is driven by network-internal, peer-group enthusiasm, linked with imaginative peer entrepreneurship in the engaging of peer-to-peer file-sharing behavior.

Title
Peer-to-peer affinity-group commerce method and system
Application Number
11/174023
Publication Number
8185433 (B2)
Application Date
July 1, 2005
Publication Date
May 22, 2012
Inventor
Jon M Dickinson
Portland
OR, US
Robert D Summer
New York
NY, US
Agent
Jon M Dickinson Esq
IPC
G07G 1/14
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