p2pnet.net News:- MySpace has joined ClearChannel and Yahoo on a growing list of companies operating vulnerable Net servers.
“All three of these services host music files that can be downloaded anonymously,” Chapin Information Services’ Robert Chapin tells p2pnet.
The problem with Yahoo Music was uncovered last year, but Yahoo didn’t seem even vaguely interested. And nor was ClearChannelMusic, “more recently identified as making available new and unreleased albums,” he states.
Then, about six weeks ago, along came Andrew Heinlein with MySpace MP3 Gopher, a 100% free stand-alone which allows you to download MP3 files from MySpace, “even if the downloading of said song is disabled”.
“Since then, MySpace has been upgrading its music website, about once each week, in efforts to neutralize Andrew’s program,” says Chapin. But, “Alas, they haven’t done anything that would materially prevent a user from saving the MP3 data transmitted by their website. Andrew has ably released a new program each time MySpace changed their website.”
The latest Heinlein revision, v3.0.1, involves the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), says Chapin, going on:
“MySpace Music now uses RTMP to deliver raw MP3 data. CIS has confirmed the program does not use passwords, encryption, or Digital Rights Management (DRM).”
MySpace MP3 Gopher may be upsetting the MySpace Murdoch Minions, but since launching it, Heinlein has received several job offers.
Meanwhile, MySpace responded to his most recent blog and profile pages by by deleting them, “AGAIN,” he says, adding, “MySpace has disabled my MySpace login (4 times now.)”
His new account is here ——- for the moment ;p
If you’re on MySpace, you might also want to check out Heinlein’s MySpace Informant which lets you know when people are active on your MySpace account.
Meanwhile, there’s been no official reaction on MySpace, and the same applies to ClearChannel and, still, Yahoo.