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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • is the failure of iTMS. By all accounts, iTMS accounts for only a tiny percentage of music on iPods.

    I remember when Microsoft was aggressively trying to grow their office software market in the '80s. One of the big advantages they had over many of the competitors is that none of their software had any DRM-like features. No license checks, never a dongle (remember those) needed. Quick and easy to (re)install and backup. Easy to try, easy to use. Sure, people pirated their stuff, but every pirated copy

    • The first to provide a good service without DRM will attract so many more customers than the alternatives.

      There is already a service that does this - emusic.com [emusic.com]. I'm suspecting that the only reason they are able to is because it's all independent artists not associated with the RIAA. From what I understand they are doing very well, but nothing like iTMS since it's not the most popular music.