Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The MP3: A History Of Innovation And Betrayal

1 comment:

  1. "In, I think it was '97, some Australian student bought professional grade — from our point of view — encoding software for MP3 from a small company in Germany. He paid with a stolen credit card number from Taiwan. He looked at the software, found that we had used some Microsoft internal application programming interface ... racked everything up into an archive and wired some Swedish side, [and] put that to a U.S. university FTP site together with a read-me file saying, 'This is freeware thanks to Fraunhofer"

    Certainly not saying this was Assange, but I noted the Aus/Swe connection.. tickled me.

    Good article.