Washington Post: Signal to noise ratio

This morning’s Washington Post has a story about how “spoofed” songs are appearing on some of the Internet “music exchange” sites. It appears that somebody had figured out that one way to do damage to music sharing on the Internet is to raise the noise floor and fill the directories with music files that aren’t really music files. Make it difficult to find a good copy by cluttering things up with junk versions. Wheat and chaff…that kind of thing. Hmmm…this is all very interesting especially given the timing of this spoofing vis-a-vis the introduction of legislation that gives copyright owners “unusual rights”.

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