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Subject: Re: Sansa versions

Re: Sansa versions

From: Mark Allums <>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 18:34:00 -0500

Mark Allums wrote:
> Mark Allums wrote:
>> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>>> On Sun, 23 Mar 2008, Mark Allums wrote:
>>>> For instance, Sansdisk tried to lock out Rockbox on the E200
>>>> R-series player, because of their deal with Rhapsody. Rhapsody
>>>> wanted exclusive access to the player for their subscription
>>>> service, and Rockbox has no provision for that.
>>> I don't think they tried to specicily lock us out. I think they
>>> (Real) simply used the provisions that existed in a way the SanDisk
>>> guys obviously failed to do. Like how they fixed the flaw in the
>>> digital signature check.
>> Okay. I don't mean to say that they tried to *specifically* lock
>> Rockbox out. I think that Rhapsody wanted exclusive access, and made
>> sure that *everybody* was locked out. Part of that was certainly
>> fixing the digital signature check.
> Not because of the hated third-party firmware itself, but the fear that
> someone would break the DRM on the Rhapsody songs, and then be able to
> pirate the songs. In other words, the usual nonsense.

[Clarifying] I mean, continue to be able to listen to the songs after
the subscription had run out.

--Mark Allums, who really should stop replying to his own posts
Received on 2008-03-24

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