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Saturday January 22, 2005 3:35 am

Universal Digital Music Format?

Posted by Oscar M. Cantu Categories: Music

DescriptionSony, Philips, Matsushita and Samsung have decided to work together to produce a system to manage digital music and video in order to put an end to piracy, or at least make it harder. These companies have finally realized that there are too many companies with their own brand for digital music. This leads to consumers not being able to play songs they purchased legally on their own MP3 player. Hopefully more companies will join in on this venture to fully embrace one digital music standard. After all, who wants to buy a new portable music player just so they can play one album they bought at so and so’s online store?

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Is Sony changing their ways? First releasing UMD, now trying to establish a universal music format? Something NOT propreitary? Good job Sony, a couple more right moves and this could get downright creepy.

Hmm.. this might foil my music getting hobby.. =(  Oh well.. they will develop a way to get around this….

If it can be created by humans, it can be cracked by humans :p I bet theres gonna be some kind of flaw or loophole

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