The Null Device

800-pound gorilla of the recording industry Vivendi Universal warms to Napster. But before you book your skiing holiday in Hades, note that any cessation of hostilities will depend on Napster implementing secure copy control mechanisms. Which means no more MP3s, and you can forget about downloading the latest PJ Harvey track onto your Linux-based MP3 server. Now, if the recording racket stop assuming that their customers are thieves unless proven otherwise and burdening them with totalitarian access-control schemes, we can be sure that the grand opening of the Mt. Erebus ski resort can't be far away.

There are no comments yet on ""