All this free music!

Friday, January 25. 2008

This is a lucky week for all those music lovers out there. Using the promo code “c45972p” at the very first page of registration, you get the Napster music flat rate free for three month (for details see this article). The files you get through Napster are .wma files with a strict licensing – you are only allowed to play those files on three computers as long as you keep your Napster subscription. But on certain software tools allow to “hack” this protection, whether this is legal is another question.

Starting from yesterday opened its archives for public listening; now you can’t just get 30 second snippets of the songs, but full versions! The songs there are limited to three times of playback - if you want to listen to them more often, you got to buy them. But currently this protection is not too effective, since the files get stored in your browser cache upon playback. All you have to do is to search for the right file size (usually there are not too many files bigger than 3MB in your cache) and rename the files to mp3... I expect they will find a way to close this hole soon.

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Management vocabulary translated

Thursday, January 17. 2008

Found in last Saturday's edition of the Nordbayerischer Kurier: