“You know, if you sign up for Napster-to-Go and don’t realize that your music is going to disappear when you stop paying them money, you’re not a victim of the bloodsucking media barons—you’re a tard,” Gizmodo writes. “Here’s a way to record music you’re getting from Napster-to-Go into WAV files, to be burned to CDs or re-encoded to your compressed music file of choice.”
Gizmodo links to “marv on record’s” step-by-step instructions on how to rather easily circumvent Napster’s Microsoft JANUS DRM. Full article here.
Find “marv on record’s burning through Napster’s collection for free” instructions here.
MacDailyNews Take: The obvious has happened and rather quickly, too. Let’s see how the music industry likes Napster-To-Go, Microsoft’s JANUS DRM, and the “rental” model now. Hint for music industry execs: if you can hear the music, the music can and will be recorded regardless of the DRM. The best way to make “rental” music’s DRM work is to rent music that people cannot hear or is of a quality that’s so bad it’s not worth recording. Does that sound like a good business model to you?
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