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The Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) was a working group of more than 200 companies and organizations interested in the development of specifications for secure digital music distribution. SDMI emerged in 1998 with the goal of stamping out Internet music piracy, as sites such as Napster, Gnutella and Morpheus were distributing MP3 songs via peer-to-peer networks. SDMI went on hiatus in 2001 when they were unable to reach a consensus about which technologies should be implemented to protect music from digital copying.