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Source: LinuxJournal - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy This is a good discussion of the issues surrounding the different perspectives of SDMI. "Music-sharing Net-freaks and digital rights management mongers have begun an epic battle to choose the replacement for the much-maligned 20th century record company system. Both sides offer . . . This is a good discussion of the issues surrounding the different perspectives of SDMI. "Music-sharing Net-freaks and digital rights management mongers have begun an epic battle to choose the replacement for the much-maligned 20th century record company system. Both sides offer musicians a direct, two-way conversation with fans. Both sides claim they can give more musicians a decent living, and make a wider variety of music available, than the current music industry does. Both sides are probably right.

So, it's up to the independent musicians now. They can choose to work with the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI), which purports to restrict copying music to guarantee payment from listeners, or they can choose to release SDMI-free music -- and trust the fans to be good and support them somehow. "

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