> -----Original Message-----
> From Tom Fine: >
> Huh? It takes 5 minutes or less to crunch a whole album of any format
> except SACD (because Sony
> never allowed ripping software) down to MP3, and thus easy pirate
Not crunched on or served from an i-pod/pad and not if the whole album,
videos, etc. is one big multi-gig flash or silverlight file. Have you ever
uploaded a few gigs from a DSL or cable modem?
Anything that has ever been released on CD has no effective protection but a
great deal can be done to make piracy at least as inconvenient as vinyl for
new titles. Of course there will always be some but probably not the absurd
quantity. I understand there has also been somewhat of a decline now that
having every title known to man on one's i-pod no longer offers high school
students much in the way of bragging rights.
By the way, Sony never allowed CD ripping software. My wife sat in a meeting
where Bill Gates assured representatives of Sony and Philips that CD-ROM
offered no conceivable technological threat to the intellectual property of
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