Direct from the RIAA: "WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2000 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today
that it has launched a new project to develop a standardized system for identifying digital files of sound recordings.
This identification system, to be used in sound recordings world-wide, will build on and integrate with identification
systems already in use. A primary benefit of the project will be to facilitate and accelerate the growth of digital delivery
of music on the Internet."
October 12, 2000