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Napster warns EMusic

Written by Jari Ketola @ 22 Nov 2000 1:02

As suspected, Napster has warned EMusic from breaking their privacy rules.
Yesterday EMusic announced it will be scanning the music offered Napster network for their digital watermarks to determine whether songs bought from their service are offered for free download via Napster. Today, however, Napster stated that they don't concider EMusics 'acoustic fingerprint' technology feasible. Furthermore they are reviewing EMusic's interaction with the Napster system to determine whether or not it compiles with Napster's own privacy policy.

Unlike reported yesterday, the EMusic software doesn't contact the Napster administrators, but instead sends private instant messages directly to the Napster users sharing the offending files.

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