Would you accept exploding music from a Spiral Frog?

Spiral Frog will be offering free music in exchange for one of your most valuable assets. You give them some of your time and attention by watching their advertising and they will let you download music to your computer for free.

No doubt, there will be some people who would be willing to watch an advert and then download a song. If the press is to be believed, those same people are going to be disappointed on two counts.

The first indignity is that the songs will play only on your PC. The digital rights management (read copy protection) scheme built into the songs will keep them from playing on portable music players. Secondly, the only way to keep the songs into the future will be to go back to the website and watch more ads. If you don't take your ads on a regular basis, the songs will self-destruct.

qv: Spiral Frog

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.