Music piracy: solved!

It turns out that the answer to music piracy is simple: a logo!

Various download sites have unveiled a new “MP3: 100% Compatible” logo that – according to them – won’t just emphasise the cross-platform nature of MP3s, but will also help in the fight against piracy.

I love The Inquirer’s take on it:

You can now be safe in the knowledge that any MP3 files you download fron the INQ are safe and legal. Honest. Look we’ve got a logo and everything.

These download sites have a little more in mind than educating on MP3 compatibility – the trade body behind this initiative highlighted how this would identify legal download sites to consumers. Of course anyone brazen enough to offer millions of pounds worth of other people’s copyrighted music and movies would be in really big trouble if they were daring enough to copy and paste a logo onto a website (like we just did for example).