Future of The Music Industry

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Napster hack leads to free downloads

this is the good old boring story of lamely recording what you hear from the speakers to distrubute illegal music. but i didn’t know about microsoft initiation about this. amazing.

"Microsoft has created software to help block this kind of ripping, but it has rarely been used by content providers. Dubbed "Secure Audio Path," it adds noise to an audio file as it is sent to the sound card. Compatible cards can remove the noise before it reaches the speakers. Any attempt to tap the audio stream before it reaches the sound card would result in a near-unlistenable copy. "

i love microsoft.

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