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Music download debate continues

The powerful RIAA says it aims for consensus in secure music downloading, but some question whether it can--or should--be done.

Powerful music industry trade group the Recording Industry Association of America announces a project to create a standard for secure downloads on the Internet. On the surface, it seems to indicate consensus between the major record labels represented by the RIAA and technology firms, but some say the move raises more questions than it answers about the group's stated goal.

Music initiative raises questions
news analysis The RIAA says it aims for consensus in secure music downloading, but some question whether it can--or should--be done.

RIAA taking on music downloads
update The trade group announces the formation of a consortium charged with developing a standard method of downloading music off the Net.

RIAA to address music downloads
The key objective is providing a delivery architecture that can provide better protections for copyrighted music.

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