Mr. MP3


Leonardo Chiariglione talks about the future of digital media and its disappointing present.

"The culture of theft that turns around MP3 is detestable, and I?m very disappointed about that," he says of his creation.

But Chiariglione also makes clear that the recording industry just refuses to accept the new realities of music distribution. In fact, reading between the lines of Chiariglione's latest work with the Digital Media Project, it looks like he intends to confront the industry with a new open standard they can work with to protect their copyrights, or be steamrolled into oblivion.