2 responses to “Wired: Why Is DRM-Free Music Tagged With Name and E-Mail?”

  1. Raymond says:

    Absolutely true, and it doesn’t bother me one bit. I expressed similar sentiments, in fact.

  2. Marcos says:

    I like that you see this as a positive, but really I think that people are not seeing all the possibilities for web 3.0 interactions. I’m looking forward to downloading music and then being able to email my benefactor to either thank them or to make fun of their musical tastes. Pretty soon, someone will release a utility that embeds name and email into songs ripped from a CD.

    To cover themselves legally, people are going to start reporting lost or stolen iPods, calling back a few hours later that their iPod has mysteriously shown up. Since this amounts to lying, which is unethical, people will begin leaving out their iPods so that strangers can pick them up. A social code will evolve, where if you find an unattended iPod, you may take it home to copy the contents so long as you return the iPod to where you originally found it.