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Reflections from a Swede in Norway.

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Bad news for music lovers

Published: Thursday 2006-11-30.

The US music mafia (RIAA) has managed to lobby the politicians into forcing Russia to close down AllOfMp3, the only music reseller on the Internet that has understood that what the users want is the music in an open format, and that DRM is evil.

I have recently found my way to AllOfMp3 and have bought two or three albums from there. It is not the price that got me interested, although it of course is positive that it doesn’t ruin you, but the possibility to listen to my music wherever I want. If I pay for the music I buy, why should I then be limited to listening to it on one computer, or one music player? The only thing that is helped by this is the pirating.

And remember: if you buy DRM, you are supporting capitalism!

This entry is referenced in: Internet censorship, I tunes, you tunes, he/she/it tunes and About giving the customers what they want.

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