Monday, January 28, 2008

P2P free music download goodness!

After a decade of fighting the music industry appears to have given in and in a few hours (midnight EST) you will be able download Qtrax that will give unlimited, no fee, no membership access to a 25 million back catalogue of tracks.

The files will have DRM on them, and it remains to be seen if you can play them on an MP3 player. Apple won't be best pleased about it when the OSX version comes out. Once you have so many people around the world stealing copyrighted material I guess they knew that they would have embrace it and find a way of making money from it (i.e. advertising).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sounds good but I have heard that it uses a proprietary file format that will only play a fixed number of times and only on the computer that downloaded it. If you want it in any other form you have to subscribe to their premium service. :(

Flavious said...

"It sounds good but I have heard that it uses a proprietary file format that will only play a fixed number of times and only on the computer that downloaded it. If you want it in any other form you have to subscribe to their premium service. :( "

Mmm until some bright thing finds a way to circumvent it hmm, were we not at this point earlier?

Alan said...

Sounds good, until you realise that the four big music companies don't have contracts with them.... it appears to all be hogwash.