MIT Shuts Down Controversial Analog File-swapping Network

Posted: Nov 2 2003, 9:57am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:04pm CDT, in Other Stuff


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MIT shuts down controversial analog File-swapping Network

The two MIT students who thought they'd found a way to give students access to a music library without running into copyright law issues, got shut down by the school.

The "LAMP," or "Library Access to Music" system officially went live Monday, delivering music into dorm rooms over the school's cable television network.

By sending the music over analog cable, rather than swapping files over the Internet, the system avoided making an exact copy of the music and was expected to face lower copyright law hurdles.
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In our opinion this was maybe an idea that will somehow work in some compromise on the MIT campus, but will have no applicability outside. The future is hassle free, high quality pay-per-download music experience either via an Online Service or directly from a connected Home Stereo.

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