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    Free music from Napster, except it isn't free

    iTunes has Napster over a barrel. Napster seems unable to touch the gargantuan music service provided by Apple, so they're offering free music for everyone! Actually, rewind a little. It's RIAA that has Napster over a barrel, because the music isn't really free, it's more of a 'preview'...
    Napster actually means that you can listen to a song five times for free before being cut off from the service. And while Napster claims that Mac and Linux users can now partake in this openness adventure, that's only a half-truth. Mac and Linux customers can do the five-download thing, but if they want to listen to songs more via Napster's subscription service, they'll have to shell out for a Windows box.
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    ...right

    how long is this "free" music loan for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    music loan
    Actually, I like that idea.

    Imagine this:

    I loan some music from a download service, but after one month's usage I have to return the music to them, plus interest (songs I have, but didn't borrow from them,) so I end up with fewer songs than I started with.

    Sounds like a good business.
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    actually this is one of the few times i would support DRM in a hypothetical world where DRM:
    A. Worked
    B. Moved Between devices

    Say a new album is comming out, for the first month, you can listen to it, for free. Then after that you have to buy it. I do like that that idea a lot, its worth noting that many artists (even major signed ones) do this without the DRM.
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    thats rediculous and stupid, period.....

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