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Napster President Slams The Ringtone Rip-off

Napster president Brad Duea has used Mobile Content World to berate operators for wanting consumers to buy music from them, even if they already own the song on computer. “Duea said consumers should only be charged once for their music, whatever hardware they want to transfer it to. “Some operators want to force consumers to buy all their content again,” he said. “That creates an island rather than an integrated experience.”
This is true, but its something the music industry has been doing for decades. From vinyl to cassette tapes to CD to DVD the same songs are sold over and over again. The move to digital is changing all that, as people buy songs rather than the actual media they’re kept on and have multiple devices to listen to music. People now want to own the song rather than the media…
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