Will You be Shopping at ATunes Soon?

Amazon announced today it was forming (another) online music store. At first I gave the customary eye roll before I checked it out a little more. What separates Amazon's fledgling idea from the bunch is that they are completely going after open music. If you shopped at Amazon's music store you can buy their Mp3's and put them on any player that you wish.

I see a coming trend with Apple trying to follow suit as well to get music that has less restrictions to what you can play it on, where you can play it, etc...This is great. In a way the people who purchase copyright protected music get penalized by the fact that so much supplemental stuff comes with what they purchased (Like unauthorized software for instance).

At the end, for the music industry to thrive is to provide a quality product at a fair price. Currently they are having difficulty doing this. The digital music isn't very high quality, in my subjective opinion, but even more so, the music has so many restrictions that I think many people get discouraged. So by Amazon getting involved with more open music is a good trend for the industry. Buy a song, and do with it as you wish.

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18 May, 2007 00:13  
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