Beet.TV has learned from a high-level industry source that the deployment of Joost has been delayed in large part by issues related to firewalls that block access.

The problem with firewalls is not new, it’s been discussed for sometime on Joost forums, but the roadblock highlights concerns about accessing P2P networks.  This includes all sorts of organizations, businesses and college networks.

While Joost is surely not a "Limewire"  or some unsecured P2P protocol, it seems to be facing problems in penetrating the enterprise. Maybe it’s the tarnished reputation of P2P? It’s clearly a problem that needs to be resolved as more and more video is distributed through P2P.

Beyond the barriers of corporate firewalls, seems like some ISP’s including Comcast don’t like certain P2P protocols. 

Last Friday I was up in New Hampshire at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business to interview Professor Eric Johnson, who heads the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Studies. (That’s McNamee as in Roger.)

Dr. Johnson is an expert on P2P and network security.  He testified in Congress last month about the issues related to inadvertent release of files via P2P. 

— Andy Plesser

Coming Clean:  The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is a public relations client of Plesser Holland.  Tuck was named today as the the top U.S. business school by Forbes. Congrats!

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