Music: Going Deep After Napster

SONG SWAPPER

Teenager Aimee Deep was worried. At 13, she'd joined the hordes of her peers chatting with her pals on AOL's Instant Messenger. But she was also smart enough to know how insecure the network was; wily hackers could easily eavesdrop. Couldn't her dad, a technology consultant, do something? What Johnny Deep did back in 1998 was build her a piece of code that made Messenger secure. Last year, he added an extra layer on which CD tracks could be traded in complete privacy and then propagated the whole program on the Web. The next phase of the free-music revolution had begun.

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