RIAA Releases MP3 Track

The Recording Industry Association of America -- which has long criticized

the MP3 downloadable music format for its lack of copyright protection

-- has released an MP3 of its own at www.riaa.com. The track, "Millennium

(RIAA 2000)" by Avatars of Dub, is described on the site as

"ambient drive-by trip-hop." The RIAA represents the world's five major

music corporations and is working with technology companies to develop

copyright protection standards for MP3 and other formats.