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The ultimate failure of DRM

Here’s a fabulous exercise in why DRM is an absolutely ludicrous answer to tech media issues. This guy found a way to strip the DRM from Napster files, and save the resultant WAV’s to CD. The result:

14 day trial = 336 hours = 20,160 minutes of potential music = 252 80 minute CDs

And that’s free music, kiddies.

I’m sorry, but….BWHAHAhahahahaha. I can’t help it. The RIAA/MPAA hijinks are laughable at this point. I said years ago that they are going to get a new model, or they will die. “Rentable” music was a stupid option…wrong model.

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