Media Rights Technologies put out a press release quoting CEO Hank Risan indicating that Media Rights Technologies will ask for an injunction against Apple, Real, Adobe, and Microsoft because they have failed to implement technologies to prevent recording of streaming audio. The MRT press release holds the vendors responsible for not solving the streaming audio piracy problem with existing, well vetted technologies.
A deep dedication to the creative arts has driven MRT to develop and
deploy SeCure X1, our powerful copy control technology which eliminates
stream ripping and serial copying of digital content. The RIAA has vetted
SeCure X1, conducted stringent tests, and deemed it 100% effective as an
anti-piracy solution. MRT and RIAA then made Microsoft, Adobe, Real
Networks and Apple Inc. fully aware of SeCure X1, but as device
manufacturers as well as content distributors, these corporations clearly
have no interest in protecting the material they deliver, regardless of The
Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
As noted previously in these pages, SeCureX1 as implemented in their BlueBeat service works. Their technologies secure the audio path, making easy recording of streaming audio most difficult, if not impossible.
I previously reported that the Realplayer 11 beta has implemented technologies for protecting the audio path, or at least making it difficult for the standard programs to record the streaming audio.