Re: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

From: Ben Grodsky <grodsky_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:16:18 -0700

Woah. Good level of detail. :)


----- Original Message -----
From: Tabish Hasan
To: Randy Saaf
Cc: Octavio Herrera; Ben Grodsky; Jay Mairs
Sent: Tue Jul 03 12:01:45 2007
Subject: RE: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

Updated with the revisions in red. The Maroon 5 questionable file that does not play in WMP is attached. It does play in iTunes and Winamp.

 

6-1-07 (week 1):

1) Ares, Pussycat Dolls - Don’t Cha, 7 Pirated of 45.

* Two different versions, one with features Busta Rhymes (4) and the other doesn’t (3)
* The album version is without Busta Rhymes. The “radio edit” single is with Busta Rhymes.
* Below is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

The Dolls' single version (the 'radio edit') added a rap by Busta Rhymes <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busta_Rhymes> and became a number-one hit in the United Kingdom <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom> , Australia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia> , Canada <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada> , Germany <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany> and New Zealand <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand> and a number two hit in the United States <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States> .

 

6-8-07 (week 2):

2) LimeWire, Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder, 6 Pirated of 45.

* File named “S03__Maroon 5 - Makes Me Wonder (1).mp3” does not play in Windows Media Player.

 

6-15-07 (week 3):

3) SoulSeek, Daddy Yankee – Impacto, 8 Pirated of 45

* Two different versions, one with solo (3) and the other/remix featuring Fergie (5)

 

6-22-07 (week 4):

4) Limewire, Queens of the Stone Age – Sick, Sick, Sick, 6 pirated

* They used the string “Queens of the sick sick sick” instead of the full Artist name: “Queens of the stone age”. The SLA says an audio file search should be in the form (artist name, one space, track title). The string they should’ve used “queens of the stone age sick” fits in Limewire
* They only attempted 15 DL for this track

5) Limewire, Paul McCartney – Dance Tonight, 5 pirated

* Only attempted 17 DLs

6) Piolet, The Police – Walking on The Moon, 6 pirated

* Only attempted 27 DLs

 

 

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From: Tabish Hasan
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 5:46 PM
To: Randy Saaf; Ivan Kwok; Ben Grodsky; qa
Subject: RE: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

Here are the questionable tests we may get credit for. Some of them are easier sells than others.

#1 and #3 below rely on the same premise…that they shouldn’t test us on 2 different versions of a song in 1 test. I’m not sure if that’s been discussed…but it’s not in the SLA.

 

 

6-1-07 (week 1):

1) Ares, Pussycat Dolls - Don’t Cha, 7 Pirated of 45.

* Two different versions, one with features Busta Rhymes (4) and the other doesn’t (3)

 

6-8-07 (week 2):

2) LimeWire, Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder, 6 Pirated of 45.

* File named “S02__Maroon 5 - Makes Me Wonder(1).mp3” has questionable quality. It sounds like it is a bad quality live recording with cheering at the start and ending.

 

6-15-07 (week 3):

3) SoulSeek, Daddy Yankee – Impacto, 8 Pirated of 45

* Two different versions, one with solo (3) and the other/remix featuring Fergie (5)

 

6-22-07 (week 4):

4) Limewire, Queens of the Stone Age – Sick, Sick, Sick, 6 pirated

* They used the string “Queens of the sick sick sick” instead of the full Artist name: “Queens of the stone age”. The SLA says an audio file search should be in the form (artist name, one space, track title). The string they should’ve used “queens of the stone sick” fits in Limewire
* They only attempted 15 DL for this track

5) Limewire, Paul McCartney – Dance Tonight, 5 pirated

* Only attempted 17 DLs

6) Piolet, The Police – Walking on The Moon, 6 pirated

* Only attempted 27 DLs

 

 

-TH

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Saaf
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 5:47 PM
To: Tabish Hasan; Ivan Kwok; Ben Grodsky; qa
Subject: Re: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

We still may ask for credit on the ones with less than 45 tests.

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Tabish Hasan

To: Randy Saaf; Ivan Kwok; Ben Grodsky; qa

Sent: Fri Jun 29 17:11:02 2007

Subject: RE: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

In that case, their less than 45 attempt results are legit.

 

Heres the chart:

"Download Attempts Made" "Fail if Pirate Count is"

40 5

35 5

30 5

25 4

20 4

15 3

10 3

 

We'll have a report on Monday letting you know if we found enough errors to bring us to the 20% threshold.

 

-TH

-----Original Message-----

From: Randy Saaf

Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 5:05 PM

To: Tabish Hasan; Ivan Kwok; Ben Grodsky; qa

Subject: Re: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

Tabish

 

They might be working under the new terms of our sla testing where they can test less than 45. There should be chart in the new contract that says how many fails for a certain number of tests count as a fail. Please look at.

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Tabish Hasan

To: Ivan Kwok; Ben Grodsky; qa

Sent: Fri Jun 29 16:16:29 2007

Subject: RE: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

We noticed that...however we assumed they were counting # queued instead of attempted.

 

But yeah, that's a possible credit as well. There might be more once we verify the files.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Ivan Kwok

Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 4:16 PM

To: Tabish Hasan; Ben Grodsky; qa

Subject: RE: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

One more error from their piolet test - The Police, they only attempted 27 DLs.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Tabish Hasan

Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 3:52 PM

To: Ben Grodsky; qa

Subject: RE: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

We can get credit for 2 of the fails from this week.

For 2 of the Limewire fails, they only attempted 15 and 17 DLs. For the test to count, they must attempt 45. For 1 of them, "Queens of the Stone Age", they didn't use a full artist name either.

 

Assuming we get credit for that, it brings our total fails for the month to 36 (25% credit threshold). We need 1 more pass to get us down in the 20% range. We'll scrub the files from this week and I'll send out a summary report on Monday on which errors we found.

 

-TH

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Ben Grodsky

Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 3:27 PM

To: qa; torrents

Subject: Fw: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Karp, Ethan <Ethan.Karp_at_umusic.com>

To: Randy Saaf; Octavio Herrera; Ben Grodsky

Cc: ** Leaks <leaks_at_umusic.com>; Horton, Christopher <Christopher.Horton_at_umusic.com>; Kenswil, Larry <larry.kenswil_at_umusic.com>

Sent: Fri Jun 29 14:21:47 2007

Subject: Audible Magic monitoring results - 4th week of testing in June

 

Attached.

 

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Ethan Karp

Content Protection & Anti-Piracy

Universal Music Group

212-333-1440 (ph)

212-333-1450 (fax)

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