stimuli voted 1 on this story.
So, the music industry want to use encryption to stop the spread of music.
What this means, of course, is that they want to repeat the DVD debacle,
and encrypt the music that we buy, and sue the shit out of anyone they
discover who outsmarts them.
I keep hearing pundits saying that the record companies will become obsolete
as artists come to just distribute material themselves over the new mediums.
That would be great, but I wonder if it will happen soon, or if at all.
There is a "free market" solution, of course, where we refuse to buy from
the companies and only listen to libre music. Does anyone
here seriously see themselves doing this, however?
I guess sooner or later I'll need to buy a soundcard :)
-- Jeffrey Straszheim