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updated 03:25 pm EST, Wed February 16, 2005

Napster protection cracked

In brief: Photoshop World Conference & Expo will (HDV) at their February meeting on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.




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  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    link to napster crack

    All I keep reading is stories about the crack. Does anyone have link to the actual crack so I can get me some free music?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: link

    go to http://arstechnica.com, read the article (following the links as well), and hit the discussion forum. There someone probably has the software needed pointed out.

    Note that I'm unsure whether this is a 'real' crack or just an "Audio HiJack" type of crack.

  1. robtronik

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    It isn't a hack.

    It is a simple record the output through a soundcard. It has to happen in real time and it is not a crack any more than copying vinyl to a cassette tape is a crack.

    If you want a crack, go get the real crack for Apple's fair play. That actually strips files of the DRM.

    This is a non-story as it is a technique that can be applied to any digital music service, including iTunes (but why would you do this, when you could apply a real crack to Apple's DRM?)

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Rental flaw should be

    Point out. Not being able to burn CD (of courses not) without paying for the song just makes, but that's the flaw in the whole subscription model, it's not your music and you can do what you want with it until you do pay for it. Both Napster and Real just keep throwing things out there hoping people will bit, there is no real logic to them.

  1. OperaMan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The point is...

    The flaw with subscriptions is that people will actually do this. On iTunes, you own the song anyway, what's the point. On Napster I could download stuff and rerip it all day. I'd do it for about a month then cancel my subscription. It's nowhere near as risky as downloading it illegally and you don't lose that much quality.

  1. Deal

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I agree

    OperaMan, I agree. That is the point and I'm sure the record industry will get the point before Napster or Microsoft or anybody else does.

    Now, if Apple had this bad of an idea and screwed over the music industry, everybody would be heading to Cupertino with pitchforks and torches.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    another flaw

    another flaw, not often mentioned, is sometimes after I hear a song, I can close my eyes and remember the song in my head....I'm rarely charged a fee for this 2nd enjoyment of the song.

    They really need to crack down on this.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Also

    This might lead the Napster and DRM folks to press MS's new DRM that protects the audio on the way to the sound card, basically preventing it from being ripped as its going out (sort of like Macrovision protection on DVDs and tapes that prevent you from copying them to another source). More good news for Apple if that were to happen!

  1. Tongo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Macrovision

    was bought out by Microsoft recently...isn't that a means for an attempt to plug the "analog hole" like this.

    Methinks it will only drive people away from any subscription model...those who want to own music files, anyway.

  1. VadersCape

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Alright!!!

    The OLD Napster is BACK with a new twist!!! Now it's "rip off an unlimited number of tunes for $15 per month." Napster's at long last figured out a way to make money off of illegal copying!!! I bet the music industry is ABSOLUTELY THRILLED!!!

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