Two MIT students develop legal (?) file-swapping alternative

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GristyMcFisty used our news submit to tell us that two MIT students, Keith Winstein and Josh Mandel, have developed a legal alternative to file-sharing software such as Kazaa. On Monday…

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I say give it a chance.

“The costs of running a service such as this one would take about US$ 40,000 to cover hardware and a CD collection.” Yea, $ 39,000 for the music and $ 1000 for the hardware! :stuck_out_tongue:

$ 8 per cd, 3500cds = $ 28,000 for music library. Leaving $ 12,000 for equipment. $ 8 per cd is not too bad.
[edited by aztechya on 28.10.2003 23:36]

I do not understend something - why MP3 copies illegal then ? MP3 is a lossy compression so it not perfect copy by definition !!! Can some one with law education here explain me this ?

right. So technically an mp3 is not an exact copy of the song that’s on the cd. hmmm

the question is not whether it’s an exact copy or not, its whether its digital or analog. digital reproduction measures with other standards then analog does and since these files originate from an analog source ( the cable network ) it’s completely different then using mp3’s found on kazaa for example since these are digital reproductions