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[FYI] Microsoft wins new friends as anti-piracy superhero


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Microsoft wins new friends as anti-piracy superhero  

By John Borland, Special to ZDNet

February 1, 2001 3:50 PM PT

URL: http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2681422,00.html

Without much fanfare, Microsoft has captured a leading spot in the 
content-protection business, a role that is fostering closer 
relationships between the software giant and music labels and movie 

The last several months have seen most of the major music labels 
release songs in Microsoft's Windows Media format, which has built-in 
copy protection, or DRM (digital rights management) technology. Most 
of the labels are quick to say they are technology agnostics, but in 
a few cases their commercial download services are using exclusively 
Microsoft technology.  


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