More Free Music Done the Wrong Way.
I came across this post about another service competing with Finetune:
Zero Paid : on Radio Blog Club
I checked out the service, and to my surprise, they are getting away with the same implementation as Pandora!:
Here is a previous post I wrote about this regarding Pandora
With Radio Blog Club, you can also use a HTTP sniffer like Tamper Data for Firefox, find the url to the .rbs file, download it directly and change it to an mp3 extension, and blam there you go. Free music straight up.
So how do these guys and Pandora get away with this security flaw? In the past college students were charged for sharing music using file sharing programs somewhat privately, yet companies that are publicly giving music away for free on the web aren't facing the same scrutiny.