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    Microsoft to crack down on pirates?

    It has been made public that record companys have been in talks with Microsoft about longhorn - the 2006 operating system. It has been said that they are urging Microsoft to include privacy functions and such to make it almost impossible for people to download tracks and burn them to a CD.

    With that in mind - remember Microsoft has released a WMP 10..which has a rip function in which people can use media player 10. If they were to make it harder for pirates, then they would have to realease a WMP 11 or 10.2 which disables the rip function on copyrighted material..

    What are your thoughts on this?

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    Well it's all very well and good but sooner or later someone's going to come by some music tracks perfectly legitimately and not be able to burn them onto a CD.

    And even if it does do more good than bad, people will still find a way round it.

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    Anybody with a stereo and a line in on their sound card can copy music, and there's no way for Windows to tell whether that music is copyrighted or not. It could be the latest Wu-Tang CD, or it could just be my cousin's demo CD with his band. I will say this again: piracy is a social problem, not technological. You can't fight it with tech; you have to change people's attitudes about downloading and copying music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Anybody with a stereo and a line in on their sound card can copy music, and there's no way for Windows to tell whether that music is copyrighted or not. It could be the latest Wu-Tang CD, or it could just be my cousin's demo CD with his band. I will say this again: piracy is a social problem, not technological. You can't fight it with tech; you have to change people's attitudes about downloading and copying music.
    Agreed....at the same time it echos a psychological fact...you cant stop the pirate from pirating if he doesn't want to quit. He has to feel compelled to quit and feel like he doesn't want to do it any more because his morals or ethics have changed. Just my two cents though.

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    Microsoft doesn't get bullied. Its the bully. Microsoft has everthing to gain from keeping ripping functions. Which IS legal. (back up).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1337-Dev
    ... they would have to realease a WMP 11 or 10.2 which disables the rip function on copyrighted material..
    Nope, they would just get rid of the option that allows you to bypass copy-protecting music

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    heh whatever they do ,ppl always find some way to go around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Guy
    Microsoft has everthing to gain from keeping ripping functions. Which IS legal. (back up).
    While it is legal in the United States, it is not legal in many other countries, including Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    While it is legal in the United States, it is not legal in many other countries, including Australia.
    I can see that being changed, see how so many people are buying digital music equipment. Also its probably not being enforced.
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