Quoting Braun Brelin (bbrelin at gmail.com):
> I saw a story today on the RTE web site about Eircom being sued by the
> Irish recording industry association (or it's equivalent) for people
> using P2P for downloading music. The industry wants Eircom to
> implement software from a company called "Audible Magic". anyone know
> the inside technical details here?
"Audible Magic's CopySense, a network appliance product,
examines network traffic at the content layer - that is, it
analyzes the actual file transferred in an application-layer
transaction. In order to determine whether the content is a
copyrighted song, CopySense treats the content as audio and analyzes
its acoustic properties. It examines only a small portion of the
content, extracting an "acoustic fingerprint." This fingerprint is
then matched against the fingerprints of copyrighted musical works
in a pre-compiled database. [...]
Audible Magic's technology can easily be defeated by using one-time
session key encryption (e.g., SSL) or by modifying the behavior of
the network stack to ignore RST packets.
Lying thugs. Worse, actually: Lying henchmen for lying thugs.
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