Music on the Web
The following articles are required reading for the class discussion on Thursday (10/28/99).  They're in your reading packet from the first half of the semester.
The following articles are optional, but recommended:
Guidelines for discussion:
After you read the articles, make sure you understand:
  • The different steps in the creation and distribution of digital music
  • The difference betwen streaming and downloading
  • A basic understanding of the process of encoding music
  • What codecs and compression algorithms are
As you read the articles, try and relate the terms and concepts to what we've learnt about hardware, software, the Internet and networking.

Also, think about, and be prepared to discuss who stands to make money off digital music, and who stands to lose

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