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SDMI

(Secure Digital Music Initiative) An earlier digital rights management (DRM) system backed by more than 200 companies, including the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Sony, Warner, BMG, EMI and Universal, the top five music production companies. Announced in late 1998 and designed to combat illegal copying once and for all, SDMI never came to fruition because it required cooperation from too many hardware and software vendors. See DRM and RIAA.
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But the lawyer, Matthew Oppenheim, has since backed away from the letter, saying the SDMI had an obligation to protect the trade secrets of the companies that developed the anti-piracy technology but never intended to sue.
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The response was so negative that SDMI had to have seen it coming.
Musicians United says SDMI is driven by the five largest record companies and that it will have a chilling effect on the independent music scene.
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We are very pleased to partner with SDMI, a true leader in the field, which shares Toshiba's passion for advancing medical imaging technology and increasing the quality of patient care," said Bob Giegerich, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba.
Sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the SDMI spec has been devised as a two-stage process for filtering out the black market in pirated music now thriving on the net, thanks to the high quality of new audio compression formats like MP3.