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    Senior Member fastlane's Avatar
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    Watermarking Coming To MP3s?

    The inventors of MP3 audio compression have successfully tested watermarking for MP3 files.

    http://playlistmag.com/news/2006/02/...ofer/index.php

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    Re: Watermarking Coming To MP3s?

    Nice. My dog watermarks mine when I am not looking.

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    Re: Watermarking Coming To MP3s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    Nice. My dog watermarks mine when I am not looking.
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    Re: Watermarking Coming To MP3s?

    It sounds as if it will be much nicer to the legit end user unlike the sony problem last month. I'm all for it, just make it clean without adding additional little programs in my machines. I've got my own problems with background tasks and don't need to fight any more for CPU time .
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Re: Watermarking Coming To MP3s?

    Oh and Gary, I love your animation... hahahaha
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Re: Watermarking Coming To MP3s?

    "“If, for instance, you purchase and download a CD, burn a copy and give it to a friend and that person puts it on a file sharing network, our system will trace that music back to you and, depending on the legal system of the country you’re in, you could be [hit] with an expensive fine,” Kip said. “This could certainly help deter online music piracy.”"

    Going by the article, this effort seems a bit naive:
    1) Music can of course be 'stolen' instead of given away. Police and insurance companies might be less amused with a possible rise of claims.

    2) Just binary comparing MP3s of same songs for different users shows differences that can be edited accordingly. Same applies to movies. Standard delta analysis tools can render watermarking pretty useless.

    3) Music or movies can always be manipulated and re-encoded, be it in the digital or analog domain.

    4) Pretty much all existing music is already stored on countless harddrives. Mustard after dinner?

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