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Amazon and Google Challenging iTunes through Mobile

T-Mobile's Android-based mobile phone will include a connection to Amazon's MP3 store. From Wired's Listening Post: Owners of the device will be able to browse, search, preview and purchase music on the Amazon MP3 store using the phone's cellular connection. In order for purchased MP3s to download, the phone must be connected via Wi-Fi. (The mobile iTunes store, on…

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Rhapsody Courts Apple Crowd with DRM-Free MP3s

Rhapsody, a digital music subscription service, is now offering MP3 downloads with no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Rhapsody's subscription service remains under digital rights protection, but Reuters says the company is looking to expand its reach into the Apple-dominated music sector by making its downloads compatible with iPods. Amazon, Wal-Mart and Napster also offer DRM-free MP3 downloads, but…

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Ease of Use as Anti-Piracy Tool

Simon Juden, CEO of the Publishers Association, says uniform ebook standards — and the resulting ease of use — can deter piracy. From The Bookseller: Licensing must be intuitive, simple and straightforward at the user level or the user will look for ways to circumvent them. On a related note: Itunes, noted in the past for its ease of…

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