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DRM in MP3s

By Mictlantecuhtli
Mar 3, 2004
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    Isn't it just great when pretty much every media format is going to be digitally restricted?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Nah.. It's not like they're going to restrict MP3. They are just making a new format based on it. It will be a failure for sure
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    /me double clicks on ClickMe.mp3

    "Please enter the security key provided with this mp3 upon purchase. You have 20 seconds to comply."

    /me thinks " What security code ? I don't have a security code..."

    "You now have 15 seconds to comply."

    /me starts sweating & typing a bunch of letters & numbers randomly...

    "Dear user, do not randomly type letters & numbers ( *cough*******cough* ). You now have 10 seconds to comply"

    /me starts panicking...

    "You now have 5 seconds to comply."

    /me starts packing old vinyl records & goes to hide in a cave somewhere...

    "Login in RIAA network. RIAA intervention team has been informed of your illegal activities. Your phone-lines are tapped, your bank accounts frozen & your every movement analysed. You are ours now."

    :blackeye:

    PS. Does anyone else feel like going back to the good old bloated WAV format ? ;)
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    We have a much better modern bloated format called FLAC :p
     
  5. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 501

    You would of thought that with all the money the RIAA has been stealing from artists and consumers that they would of come up with a descent encryption scheme or business model to circumvent the deep doo doo they have fallen into. Really the only way that I can see them putting a dent into music piracy would be a cartridge based system a-la classic Nintendo.
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    You mean like 8-tracks ? ;)
     
  7. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 501

    :approve: Exactly!:grinthumb
     
  8. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 446

    I can see people who put out music adopting the new "lockable" mp3 format - whther people will want anything in that format is a different story - but for posting on websites and stuff, it might have a chance...
     
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    What's going to be bad is these files will be indistinguishable by the average user from regular MP3s. It's going to pollute the world's MP3 music supply on sharing networks for sure. :(

    It might be an annoyance, but they can't stop file sharing until they take away the Internet or find some way to track everyone, everywhere. If MP3 becomes useless, then a new format will arise.

    They just don't get it.
     
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    This reminds me of the DIVX set top boxes that were sold out of Circuit City so long ago. What a bad move.
     
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