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Old 10-18-06, 02:46 PM
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AllofMP3 going free?!

Looks like they're moving to an ad-revenue based model. They are really thumbing their noses at the WTO and the copyright holders...
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/18/te...rtner=homepage
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Old 10-18-06, 02:47 PM
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Yeah but the files will be DRM'd somehow, can only play them back on one computer.

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Looks like they're moving to an ad-revenue based model. They are really thumbing their noses at the WTO and the copyright holders...
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/18/te...rtner=homepage
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Old 10-18-06, 03:24 PM
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Well this kills it effectively, IMHO. Unless someone breaks the DRM, these don't have any real use to me anymore. I guess I'll be eating the $5 I have in there right now.
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Old 10-18-06, 04:54 PM
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So, first they sell MP3s they don't have the rights to, and now they're going to attach DRM to MP3s they don't have the rights to and give them away for free.

That's one hell of a business model.
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Old 10-18-06, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Well this kills it effectively, IMHO. Unless someone breaks the DRM, these don't have any real use to me anymore. I guess I'll be eating the $5 I have in there right now.
The free thing is only an option. Buying tracks in your chosen format/bitrate is still available.
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Old 10-18-06, 07:27 PM
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The free thing is only an option. Buying tracks in your chosen format/bitrate is still available.
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Old 10-19-06, 09:18 AM
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Looks like they already released it, have to be on the net for songs to play.
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