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Music Rentals Are Now Here, All you can download $14.95/Month
detokaal
post Feb 3 2005, 18:24
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I posted a story about this many months ago thinking it would (and could) never really happen, but here it is:

"Once the scourge of the music industry for facilitating illegal downloading of music, the online music service unveiled its new "Napster To Go" portable subscription service on Thursday. It lets consumers move an unlimited amount of songs from Napster's million-plus catalogue to MP3 compliant devices for one monthly fee of USD14.95."

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kwanbis
post Feb 4 2005, 23:15
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exactly, that means RENTED and DRM =)

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fairyliquidizer
post Feb 5 2005, 00:10
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You can unsubscribe and then resubscribe and it just reissues the licence. It's just like WMA DRM today with a time limited licence, the key difference is the communications between the player and the issuer.


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dsiebenh
post Feb 10 2005, 16:34
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I doubt there's any guarantee it will remain at $15 per month forever, either. What if, after you commit to this model of music purchase, the price goes to $30 per month.
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Gramps
post Feb 10 2005, 22:27
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Don't forget quality issues. If I'm renting I only get 128 bit quality. That might be ok for my portable audio player with my cheap headphones, but for home use I want the high quality version. Buying I can have both/either, renting I can only have the low quality.
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- detokaal   Music Rentals Are Now Here   Feb 3 2005, 18:24
- - Latexxx   The problem is that once you stop paying you can...   Feb 3 2005, 19:18
|- - Busemann   Who would want to rent their music!? Probably ...   Feb 3 2005, 21:19
|- - westgroveg   QUOTE (Busemann @ Feb 4 2005, 08:19 AM)Who wo...   Feb 3 2005, 22:15
|- - Busemann   QUOTE (westgroveg @ Feb 3 2005, 01:15 PM)QUOT...   Feb 3 2005, 22:22
|- - PoisonDan   QUOTE (Busemann @ Feb 3 2005, 11:22 PM)I can ...   Feb 4 2005, 09:20
- - Jojo   this should be in the News Section and it has noth...   Feb 3 2005, 21:44
- - Jojo   well, if you spend at least $15 a month for m...   Feb 4 2005, 18:33
- - kwanbis   QUOTE Let's take a look at consumer A. This co...   Feb 4 2005, 18:49
- - Otto42   QUOTE (detokaal @ Feb 3 2005, 11:24 AM)It let...   Feb 4 2005, 19:51
|- - fairyliquidizer   For this to work you need a "Plays For Sure: ...   Feb 4 2005, 21:57
- - kwanbis   it could only make sence if you expend more than o...   Feb 4 2005, 22:11
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Feb 4 2005, 07:11 PM)the pro...   Feb 4 2005, 23:01
- - kwanbis   exactly, that means RENTED and DRM =)   Feb 4 2005, 23:15
|- - fairyliquidizer   You can unsubscribe and then resubscribe and it ju...   Feb 5 2005, 00:10
|- - dsiebenh   I doubt there's any guarantee it will remain a...   Feb 10 2005, 16:34
|- - cavallonero   i'm wondering if a similar rental service will...   Feb 10 2005, 20:03
|- - Gramps   Don't forget quality issues. If I'm renti...   Feb 10 2005, 22:27
- - Althalus   If this is the same Janus based services that I...   Feb 10 2005, 22:51
- - Societal Eclipse   You canít really consider the costs of ownership o...   Feb 11 2005, 04:53


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