April 12, 2001

MP3 format under pressure from MS and RealNetworks

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET.co.uk: "Microsoft and Seattle-based RealNetworks are working to subtly
wean consumers away from MP3 technology, encouraging them to
use proprietary software formats instead, the Journal said.

The technology companies, which have the music industry's blessing,
are encouraging those who download music to use new proprietary
software formats that make the audio sound significantly better but
also make it harder to share copyright-protected songs, the paper
said."

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