Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 16 July 2001
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submissions of readers and do
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From: John Ross For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Copyprotected CDs I suspect the much vaunted CD copy protection by the industry and Micro$oft is already a dead duck. I was recently putting together a compilation disc and struck two tracks that would not copy. They'd get part way through the extraction process and crash out to an error. (I think my son had been using the CDs as beer coasters). They played just fine, couldn't hear any distortion at the point where the data transfer bombed. No problem, just play the discs and record the music. SoundRecorder(Mac) takes anything that comes through the audio input and saves it as an AIFF file that drops directly into the CD burn playlist. No-one can pick which tracks were DDD and which were DAD, well, maybe audiophiles with gold-plated eardrums could but, hey, they wouldn't defile their ears listening to CDs anyway. My son normally listens to music at 120dB in a car with dodgy mufflers. From: Dominic For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Technology and change Once again, I see something repeating: technology is moving faster than people. The type of business models that are involved for selling music over the Net are too different in character to today's one. I don't a know a businessman that likes what he may have to adjust to. I have some friends in the teens who are happy take on the new business environment. They are set in the ways and have open minds. Nor do they have any emotional investments in the industry. They don't own territory. In the meantime, I shall just watch life walk by, enjoying what freebies come my way. From: David Annett For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Buying music If they want my money it has to be MP3 format and less $1 a track. Simple. From: Philip S For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Pay for an mp3?? When it comes down to it, why pay when you can get the exact same thing for free? Sure 'supposedly' its not right and you should pay, but if people can get them for free, they will. Everyone is saying no napster = no piracy (or at least the likes of Sony etc are). What they do not realise is that napster wasn't that big and great, sure it was easy but if you know how, jump onto irc into Undernet and join one of the mp3 channels there (eg #mp3passion being one of the biggest). You will find that basically anything you want is there. There are heaps of other programs similar to napster, just have a look around and you will see that there are hundreds that you can download from. And as John Ross also said, they are trying to copy protect music...think about it, that is the silliest thing I have ever heard. You can very easily hook your stereo up to your computer into the mic plug and record songs, I used to do it with a vcr to get quotes off movies. You cannot copy protect sound.Now Have Your Say
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