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iTunes Competitor With Poor Licensing Agreement
posted by mpawlo on Wednesday July 23, @03:08AM
from the send-in-the-lawyers dept.
Copyright A new Apple iTunes Store competitor, BuyMusic.com has a catalogue of more than 300,000 titles. However, the service still might not attract customers, while the licensing agreement, regulating end-users' rights, is vastly different from iTunes'. BuyMusic's songs have different licensing restrictions, regulating number of allowed CD-burning, transfer to other devices etcetera. The songs can not be played at all at Apple's popular portable music device iPod.

Read more in Wired.

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    iTunes Competitor With Poor Licensing Agreement | Login/Create an Account | Top | 2 comments | Search Discussion
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    no thank you (Score:1)
    by scubacuda ({scubacuda} {at} {iname.com}) on Wednesday July 23, @03:23AM (#883)
    User #483 Info | http://www.greplaw.org/
    "Thank you for visiting BuyMusic.com.

    In order to take full advantage of BuyMusic.com's offerings you must be on a Windows Operating System using Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher. Download Internet Explorer Here."

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    "Buy" Music vs. iTunes Music "Store" (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 24, @08:26AM (#887)
    I think the names say it all. When you go to the former, you buy music, and if you don't like the cryptic licensing that applies to each song, and maybe you want to transfer to another computer or an MP3 player and it won't let you, tough! All you can do is "buy".

    Where as when you go into a store, pretty well everything that is sold is sold with a certain expectation to the consumer. Ones that are clearly outlined by Apple, and universally applied (in most cases, album pricing notwithstanding).

    Actually, may the sight should be called www.individuallylicensemusic.com - truth in advertising and all...

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