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Wallach, D.S. ; Rice Univ., Houston, TX, USA

Those determined to bypass copy-protection technologies have always found ways to do so - and always will. A copyright holder's best protection lies in creating an attractive business model. The only way to prevent teenage girls from freely sharing boy-band MP3s will be to provide a reasonably priced service that's irresistibly better than free file sharing. Some vendors are beginning to offer flat-rate subscription services that appear to be a step in the right direction. Any other technology, business model or legal framework is simply doomed

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Computer  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 10 )

Date of Publication:

Oct 2001

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