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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

"The music industry has to take a lot of the blame."

Hell yes. Many years ago, er,.... 16, maybe,... I was on a course in London with some colleagues. We were propping up the bar at the hotel, and we attracted the attention of a stray tecchie, who had been presenting some DRM technology to Sony that day. He explained his solution, we pointed out the flaws in his solution, but he was unrepentant that it meant the end to piracy and file sharing. Anyway, cue next week (it was a two week course) and our instructor asked us 'Hey, did you hear about that new Sony audio format?' why, yes we had, from the horse's mouth, 'Hacked in four hours' he said.

Music labels spent too much effort trying to restrict the distribution of their products than they cared about the products themselves.

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