Escaping the Napster trap

DivX Networks aims to do for video what MP3s have done for music. Can it please both hackers and the movie biz?

By Damien Cave
Published April 6, 2001 6:54PM (EDT)

Salon Technology's writers discuss the latest news in high tech and give their opinionated takes on the biggest technology stories of the week.

This week Damien Cave talks about DivX, a file compression technology that could allow us to swap movies freely online -- if Hollywood doesn't object.

Damien Cave

Damien Cave is an associate editor at Rolling Stone and a contributing writer at Salon.

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