[Dixielandjazz] was Jazz 1919 - Piracy-Proof recording format!

TCASHWIGG at aol.com TCASHWIGG at aol.com
Sat Oct 9 10:47:27 PDT 2004

Dear Ric and All"


I wish there was.

That's how they tried to sell the Digital Process in the beginning, it was 
the device and technology to end all illegal piracy and bootlegging of music.  
It was also supposed to be higher quality sound reproduction than analog tape, 
which it also is not, even if the world has gotten used to it now.  The 
technology still suffers form high end distortion that can get tedious and 
irritating to the ears if you have decent hearing.  Mine is fading so I don't notice it 
so much these days unless I spend a lot of time in listening sessions in 
close proximity to the speaker system.

All it did was give the Pirates a better mechanism to turn out higher quality 
product for their bootlegs.

If you can play the music and hear it you can record it folks to any medium 
you want, analog tape, digital recorder, and then burn it to a CD or tape it to 
cassettes which could then be duplicated to your heart's content.

Buy a CD, play it on your stereo system put two microphones in front of the 
speakers it is coming out of for playback and record it to the machine of your 
choice and you have duplicated the music, in varying degrees of quality of 
course, but still copied it nonetheless, thereby piracy has not been stopped.

You might be able to imbed signals and sounds to the system that would 
destroy or insert odd noises or perhaps dropouts trying to download it, or duplicate 
direct from the original CD source, But if it will play through a Speaker 
system without interjecting those signals and sounds audible to the human ear I 
see no way it can't be recorded and reproduced in another medium.

Just my experience with piracy and the industries attempts to stop it.

Maybe Richard has finally come up with something new, let us all hope so.


Tom Wiggins

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