In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Are the days of downloading free MP3's numbered?
They tried stopping it. Record companies took Napster to court to get the side shut down. They succeeded, but in doing that they didn't really acheive their desired outcome.
A whole wave of file sharing programs emerged, Scour, Imesh, kazza, and winmx to name a few. So they were back to where they were oginally. They also came to the conclusion that if they couldn't stop one of the fastest growing trends in internet history.
So they took a different approach. Now it seems they have intalled patches and other various programs with in the CD to make it very difficult to convert to an MP3.
I use many programs to download music, but it seems that the only songs that will work are those that have been on before any of this happened. Just about every current song I try to download has some form of bug in it, either a loud static interruption, or just patches of silence and even incomplete songs.
Will there be a program to counter these efforts? Something that can filter out these patches when converting music from a CD to an MP3 file? I surely hope so. But I guess a good run can't last forever, and I'm sceptical that anything, at least in the mean time, will be done to unfix what record companies have "fixed".
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