Friday 22 November 2002

Efforts to stop music piracy 'pointless'

They finally figured it out! This report is a study in the bleedin' obvious if you ask me, once the genie is out of the bottle it's never going back in no matter how hard you may try... Interesting to note is that the price of CD's and DVD's has gone up steadily, they're stupidly over-priced and THAT'S why people are using P2P networks! If the bastards weren't so greedy then maybe they'd sell more stock!

Record industry attempts to stop the swapping of pop music on online networks such as Kazaa will never work.

So says a research paper prepared by computer scientists working for software giant Microsoft.

The four researchers believe that the steady spread of file-swapping systems and improvements in their organisation will eventually make them impossible to shut down.

They also conclude that the gradual spread of CD and DVD burners will help thwart any attempts to control what the public can do with the music they buy.

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