Universal back catalogue to be made freely available by Xmas

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Napster and other online unlimited music download services having little luck taking on Apple and the Internetional Federation of Phonographic Industries currently estimating a…

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Get rid of the RIAA or get brainwashed by advertising…it’s a tough trade.

Ok, these are the facts. You can download the music and store it on your hard drive and play it an unlimited number of times. You can also transfer it to portable players. You can’t burn it onto cd unless somebody fiddles with the protection. I guess there’s always the optical/coaxial out method of getting a digital copy for cd.

As FreqNasty has said, but also there is a requirement to use your account at least every 6 months. I guess this means its DRMed WMA tracks with a 6 months licence on them; every 6 months the licences will require revalidating. At least we’re moving in the right direction!