None if your options are really viable ...
Posted by: Copious K9 ()
Date: June 08, 2000 05:20AM

I think the solution that the RIAA (whatever) wants is for Napster and its clones to just go away (and maybe take the internet with it. ;) The whole record industry infrastructure is not set up for the digital super highway. They are setup for nondigital music delivery. Major $$$ have been spent on this infrastructure and they do not want to walk away from it.

As for your solutions, I do not see one that can not be easily hacked. MP3s are just a series of bits. There is no way these bits can be identified in the Net traffic and removed. (As a side note, there is a Net community devoted to figuring out how Game CDs can be hacked and burned on PCs. This community is very mobile and have escaped all efforts to shut them down.)

IMO, the train has left the station. The record industry will need to reinvent itself, giving the Internet a huge role in the infrastructure.

How this impacts the future for the music buying public is anybody's guess. I do think that CD prices will fall dramatically, since the Net has made all of the middlemen in the music delivery biz obsolete.

BD

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More Nap talk!!!!!! 155 Jack 06/08/2000 03:01AM
None if your options are really viable ...136 Copious K9 06/08/2000 05:20AM
RE: None if your options are really viable ... 142 Jack 06/08/2000 05:49AM
RE: None if your options are really viable ... 146Surfpunk06/08/2000 06:05AM
RE: More Nap talk!!!!!! 143Surfpunk06/08/2000 05:58AM
UK sales and shit/Def Leppard.... 125 Jack 06/08/2000 06:23AM
The end of 'traditional' music retail outlets ... 118 Big Dogster 06/09/2000 03:52AM
RE: More Nap talk!!!!!! (my 2c worth) 105 Richard Stewart 06/08/2000 09:43PM
RE: More Nap talk!!!!!! (my 2c worth) 131 Big Dogster 06/09/2000 03:26AM


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