MSNBC reports: "Much to the chagrin of an army of skeptics and
ill-wishers, the Secure Digital Music Initiative lives.
Though executive director Leonardo Chiariglione
announced on Tuesday that he would step down to
focus on the expanded duties of his day job at Telecom
Italia, SDMI will continue pressing forward with its
unpopular mission: establishing a framework for record
labels to market online music that cannot be freely
copied and distributed over the Internet. There is even
talk that the famously deliberative body will start picking
up the pace."
January 26, 2001