Here’s an interesting one for all you jailbroken iPhone users out there: the developers behind Soulseek have introduced iSisk, a file-sharing client for jailbroken iPhones.
Now, as we all know, Soulseek was developed by former Napster programmer, Nir Arbel. And while it isn’t as widely-used as other file-sharing applications, meaning its kind of a place where people go to steal music from independent labels and artists (you know, the people who don’t have the kind of legal funds of the RIAA, the indies who were prepared to reach a deal with Napster 1).
Returning to iSisk, application developer Errrick created the software because he “saw the capabilities this little gadget had and then thought, ‘why didn’t someone already do something like this?” At least, that’s what he told TorrentFreak.
iSlsk lets iPhone users search for and download files directly on their phone. The software also imports downloaded files to the iPod music database so that they can be played with native iPhone controls.
Now, given that WiFi hotspots are available worldwide, will major labels begin serving cease and desist orders against providers such as McDonalds when people choose to use their public network for sharing files?
Oh – here’s a video of it in action: