Real.com was infamous for abusing users of their "free" audio clients. Spam, nagware, inline obnoxious ads, intrusive reminders, seizing file ownership, quasi-spyware -- the whole nine yards. Bad news.
Alas, the BBC uses RealAudio.
I'd heard RA had reformed out of desperation and litigation, so I downloaded the Mac client. You STILL have to provide an email address, so I provided my usual fake address: email@example.com.
It was in use.
So I tried firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to know how many clones I have, and how many are a substantial improvement upon me.