03 May, 2006

Victory In Cheapness

Hah! In spite of wars and rumours of wars with record companies everywhere, Apple has kept all iTunes songs at 99 cents per download.

I am quite pleased, and vote that Apple should negotiate oil prices for the U.S.


At 7:21 AM, May 03, 2006, Blogger dolphin said...

I don't know much about it but Napster is supposed to be offering an ad-based free service soon. I'm sure there's some kind of catch there though.

At 9:35 AM, May 03, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

Napster's service is up (see www.napster.com)

Can I get gasoline via digital download?

At 10:10 AM, May 03, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Was just over there checkin' out the RULEZ, man, and I have to say I'm confused.

1. If you sign up for Napster, you can listen to any song free 5 times. After that you have to be a paid member to listen to the same song future forward.

2. "And of course, all Napster subscription members can still purchase music to burn to CD or just keep permanently in their digital music collection. "

That #2 point isn't clear. Are they now saying that songs downloaded from Napster are yours in perpetuity, or are they cleverly saying that the songs are yours as long as you are a Napster subscription member? Because I've been given to understand that if you let your Napster Song Rental Plan --er, subscription--expire, then you can no longer listen to anything you've downloaded.

If they've changed that little rule, then Napster might be worth the scratch. If not, forget it.


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