Very little was resolved after a meeting between the Recording Industry Assn. of America and P2P United. U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and John Ensign, R-Nev., co-chairmen of the Forum on Technolog

NEW YORK--Very little was resolved after last Thursday's meeting between the Recording Industry Assn. of America and P2P United, a consortium of P2P applications.

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and John Ensign, R-Nev., co-chairmen of the Forum on Technology & Innovation, had called the talks in an apparent attempt to avoid government intervention.

The groups met in Washington to reach a middle ground in the continuing battle over online music downloading.

P2P United Executive Director Adam Eisgrau advocated creating a legitimate marketplace where P2P applications could play a keyrole.

Meanwhile, the RIAA was less willing to bargain, according to press reports, favoring filtering technologies that many P2P firms claim are useless on decentralized networks.