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Not Good: Jobs Changes The iTunes Rules

“I don’t know about you but when I invest in a certain type of media I don’t expect the rules to be randomly changed on me. While AppleÕs recent change to the Digital Rights Management (DRM) agreement may seem benign the changes, by the their very existence, are a dangerous precedent.”

Mac: iPod Freedom 1.0b1.1

iPod Freedom is a tool for previewing and copying sound files from your iPod or any other music player that mounts like a hard drive. Built with Runtime Revolution.

You can still redeem your Pepsi/iTunes code

Although the redemption deadline for the Pepsi/iTunes song giveaway has officially expired as of Friday, April 30, the “Redeem Song” page is still available via iTunes. For those still hanging on to winning codes redeem them quickly, before it’s too late.

iPod 15GB for $230

CompUSA is offering the iPod 15GB for $229.88, for pick-up at a retail store only.

Small music stores hard hit by music downloads

“The popularity of digital music players, legal and illegal music downloads on the Internet and the practice of making burn-your-own CDs have helped push 1,000 record stores out of of business in the past two years, according to the Recording Industry Association of America in Washington D.C., a trade group for biggest record labels. [...]

Others say piracy is only one factor in the decline of music sales. Growing competition from large national retailers and digital music sites such as Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes Music Store.”

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