2/16/2005

Napster hack leads to free downloads

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:39 am

Blogs were buzzing Tuesday about the resurgence of an old technique for recording music on a computer, reapplied to Napster’s all-you-can-eat subscription music plan. Using software freely available from America Online’s Winamp division, it’s possible to turn Napster’s copy-protected downloads into unprotected files that can be burned by the hundreds or even thousands freely to CDs.

For now, Napster and other content providers are saying the “hack” isn’t dangerous to their subscription model, even though it can result in the creation of unprotected, fairly high-quality music files.

Source: News.com

 

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