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July 9, 2004
Buzzkill at Doctorow's Car Audio Paaartay
Remember Fritz's Hit List? Now Ernest Miller brings you Hatch's Hit List, profiling technologies that the IICA/Induce Act would likely maim or kill. The first in line? The aforementioned WiFi car stereos:
After all, you have other automakers, such as BMW, offering digital music for car stereos but through a safe, DRM'd product...Clearly, offering wireless transfers of non-DRM'd music is begging for piracy.
Isn't that what Ford is trying to do, "sneak" P2P into its cars? Indeed, Ford should know better; check out the first comment on the article (I'm not making this up):
He he, this might be the start of those P2P highway networks we've already mentionned ;)
Or how about this post on Boing Boing by the notorious Cory Doctorow (WiFi car-stereos):
A new generation of WiFi-equipped in-car MP3 players is shipping. The possibilities are endless -- imagine a traffic-jam-area file-sharing/streaming net...
...Clearly, however, Omnifi Media knows that its consumers are writing apps letting people upload music from its players: Doctorow's Car Audio Paaaartay!
Got any other candidates? Let Ernie know
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