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

Richard Broadie rbroadie at dc.rr.com
Sat Oct 9 14:18:08 PDT 2004

Tom, it's much simpler than that.  All you need is any good digital to 
analog conversion, and the analog signal can be re-recorded digitally 
without ever passing from the electronic realm.  (No speakers or mics 
needed)  Unless someone figures out how to broadcast tamper proof electronic 
stimuli directly into the human brain, the pirates will have a work-around 
to any anti-pirating system.

And if they do get that tamper proof electronic stimuli thingy going, I 
don't want to be around to listen!  :-)

Dick Broadie

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Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] was Jazz 1919 - Piracy-Proof recording format!

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Tom Wiggins
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