AmazonMP3's Watermarks Are Nothing To Be Concerned About (Yet)

Let’s not jump to conclusions, privacy hawks. Word on the street is that the MP3s Amazon now sells contain watermarks. The thing is, the watermarks—so far—only have information where the file was purchased and downloaded from. The record labels apply the watermarks to the files and Amazon has little say over that. There’s nothing in the watermark that says, “Jim Norton bought this file. His address is yadayadayada and his credit card info is blahblah.”

So yeah, that applies *right now*, Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 3:00pm. Watch the labels start tracking us come next week.

Some Of Amazon’s MP3 Tracks Contain Watermarks [Wired Listening Post]