Thursday, May 29, 2003

79-cent song downloads offered

The Associated Press

SEATTLE -, which offers Internet radio broadcasts and other programming for $9.95 a month, is lowering the price for burning digital music onto compact discs to 79 cents per song.

The move comes after Apple Computer Inc. launched an online store, in which Macintosh users can download a song for 99 cents.

Companies are trying to allow consumers to copy music from the Internet onto computers and CDs legally, cheaply and with few restrictions - while still satisfying major record labels wary of piracy.

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