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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: Spain
Company Description: With Piolet you can share files mp3 downloads and free music faster and more easily whatever your connection. With Piolet you can download music. Speeds never seen...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    MP2P Technologies
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    MP2P Technologies
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Blubster
  • Developer
    Blubster
  • Creator
    Blubster
  • Chief Technology Officer
    Optisoft
  • Chief Programmer and Co-Founder
    Optisoft
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Optisoft

Board Memberships and Affiliations

125 Total References
Web References
Slyck News - Manolito Strikes Back
www.slyck.com, 10 May 2006 [cached]
The MP2P network is the work of Pablo Soto and his associated Optisoft company in P2P friendly Spain. Based loosely on the Gnutella network, Pablo created one of the most successful file-sharing networks.
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The shareholders of this community, Optisoft; and Pablo Soto, the lone developer, saw different visions for Blubster. The inability for the two sides to reconcile their visions led to Pablo's departure in late 2002. The exact details of this split are unclear, however it's widely believed Optisoft was pushing for a more commercialized product, while Pablo was looking to keep such commercialism to a minimum. Optisoft retained the right to distribute Blubster by purchasing the licensing rights to the MP2P technology. Out of the Optisoft picture yet still in control of the underlying technology, Pablo went on to found Piolet (pronounced Pee-oh-lay) on January 3, 2003.
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Rather, personal health problems in 2005 prevented Pablo from concentrating on his nearly five year old project. Healthy again in 2006, Pablo has reinvigorated the MP2P project. MP2P fans were surprised this week to see the Piolet.com homepage renovated, with the release of a new product: Manolito.
Currently, the Manolito client contains no appreciable differences from the latest version of Piolet. Many changes are coming however, as Pablo now has a team of developers working on the project with him. In addition, the Manolito homepage promises "anonymity" for the end user - details of which should be released by the development team soon.
We are extremely grateful to the ...
music.consumerelectronicsnet.com, 19 Dec 2011 [cached]
We are extremely grateful to the court for finding not only in our favor, but in favor of justice, innovation and in equal access to digital distribution, said Pablo Soto, founder and CEO of MP2P Technologies. The copyright conglomerates would like to stifle innovation but todays significant ruling against this tactic echoes around the globe.
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In July 2008, the major record companies and PROMUSICAE, who joined the suit soon afterwards, sued developer Pablo Soto and his companies. The trial was held in Madrid in 2009 and todays final ruling totally favors the Spanish developer.
The lawsuit, which labeled the P2P tools as weapons of mass destruction and Pablo Soto as the great betrayer of the P2P cause, filed up to nine exhibits to prove their flawed thesis.
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The defense of Pablo Soto and his companies has been conducted by attorneys at law Jose Ignacio Aguilar, David Bravo and Javier de la Cueva, who also took part in other cases against record companies and related cases such as the Sharemula case, which won a favorable resolution to a web linking to P2P networks and the indice-web.com case, first linking website to obtain a firm and favorable civil ruling.
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About Pablo Soto
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Pablo frequently participates in national and international forums, and in some opportunities, has taught as a guest professor at several public universities. He has received several awards both in Spain and overseas, and in 2009, was given the Pioneer Award from the Distributed Computing International Association (DCIA).
About MP2P Technologies Technological innovations introduced by MP2P Technologies have been downloaded by millions of users from around the globe. Founded by renowned developer Pablo Soto in 2000, MP2P Technologies remains an industry leader in the P2P space and consumer technology. MP2P Technologies is based in Madrid, Spain.
It has been developed by Pablo ...
www.netcrunch.org [cached]
It has been developed by Pablo Soto, who is also creator of Blubster.
P2P United
www.p2punited.org, 27 April 2004 [cached]
Joining Eisgrau in P2P United's call on Congress to sponsor all-stakeholder negotiations, and to discuss the industry's new Code of Conduct, were: Pablo Soto, CEO of Blubster; Wayne Rosso, President of Grokster; Greg Bildson, Chief Operating and Technology Officer of Lime Wire; and Michael Weiss, CEO of Morpheus.
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It is way past time for the predatory litigation to end and the licensing to begin," urged Blubster's developer, Pablo Soto.
Naphoria P2P Portal
www.naphoria.com, 5 July 2003 [cached]
"In an age of media consolidation, it is critical that P2P networks thrive," demands Pablo Soto, developer of Blubster.
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"If other means of delivering media files could be compared to a postal system with an identifiable sender and receiver, then Blubster's proprietary MP2P network could be likened to throwing a bottled message into the vast ocean," said Pablo Soto.
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The initiative won't stop in Washington D.C., said Pablo Soto, a Madrid-based developer of file-sharing technology Blubster.European firms are forming a lobby group in Europe with plans to work with the U.S. group.
"We are joining forces to make the U.S. Congress and the European Union listen to us and the hundreds of millions of voters who use our services," Soto told Reuters.
Soto said details on the coalition will be released as soon as late July.He would not say if the group had hired a lobbyist, nor how many file-sharing firms were involved.
The recording industry is stepping up the heat on file-sharing outfits, claiming they are opening the floodgates to Internet piracy, a phenomenon that is eating into CD sales.
Last week, the Recording Industry Association of America said it would take individual file-sharers to court in an effort to clamp down on the daily flow of millions of unauthorized exchanges.
The International Federation for the Phonographic Industry, a global trade group that counts hundreds of independent and major music labels such as Sony Music 6758.T and Universal Music EAUG.PA V.N as members, has also vowed to keep legal pressure on the firms.
Soto argued that there are legitimate uses for the technology that could be snuffed out if the law suits are successful.
He added the group does not intend to seek changes to existing copyright laws.He said the primary aim is to protect the privacy of individual users and keep them out of court.
"It's something we've got to do," Soto said. http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle ... storyID=3013148
Contract Case Could Hurt Reverse Engineering
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Blubster developer Pablo Soto of Madrid said his music-swapping service relaunched today as a secure, decentralized system providing users with anonymous accounts.
The MP2P network (short for Manolito Peer-to-Peer) on which Blubster is based consists of more than 200,000 users sharing over 52 million files, according to Soto.The update is also said to include a new, streamlined file-distribution method that disassociates transfers from specific users.
"The biggest privacy weakness of our previous version was the ability to query a list of shared songs for any user -- now that can be disabled," Soto said.
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"Any technology that allows people to communicate is a step in the right direction," Soto said.
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The initiative won't stop in Washington D.C., said Pablo Soto, a Madrid-based developer of file-sharing technology Blubster.European firms are forming a lobby group in Europe with plans to work with the U.S. group."We are joining forces to make the U.S. Congress and the European Union listen to us and the hundreds of millions of voters who use our services," Soto told Reuters.Soto said details on the coalition will be released as soon as late July.He would not say if the group had hired a lobbyist, nor how many file-sharing firms were involved.
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