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America Online is disabling a feature of its popular music software that had been used to evade copy-prevention features of digital music services, the company said Friday.
The company's Winamp software was identified by bloggers this week as part of a process that transformed copy-protected music downloads into songs that could be burned by the thousand to CD. The tool had potentially affected any subscription service that used Microsoft's media format, including Napster, Virgin Music and even America Online's own music subscription plan.
AOL programmers are taking a series of steps to prevent its software from being used in this way, a representative said.