Secure Digital Music Initiative. Creating a Digital Music Marketplace. What SDMI is:. A multi-industry forum to develop a voluntary open framework for playing, storing and distributing digital music to enable a new market to emerge. A forum for dialogue. Who has been involved?.
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No intent to select a compression technology (MP3, AAC, MSAudio, etc).
No intent to select an encryption technology.
Technology is continually developing and will improve.
Encourage innovation and competition.
Allow maximum flexibility.
Allow market to choose the best formats.SDMI- Framework, Not Format
SDMI components will accept both protected and unprotected music, e.g. MP3 files.
Legacy content (music on existing CDs) will not be technologically protected.
Reasons:- Effective protection is not possible.- Technological impediments would merely be minor speed bumps to copying.- Necessary in order to permit church choirs and garage bands to use SDMI.- Respects privacy rights.Core Principles