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How BuyMusic really makes their money

BuyMusic’s ads are served by the infamous DoubleClick network.  In the past, Buy.com’s profit philosophy was to underprice products and make up for the loss in profits by advertising, and it’s very likely BuyMusic.com is doing the same thing.  The site’s privacy policy says that BuyMusic.com itself will not collect IP addresses and other personal information.  But that doesn’t keep them from doing so in a roundabout way:

“We use a third party to provide digital music download samples for our customers.  That service collects your IP address, browser type, ISP, platform, and a date/time stamp.”

The excerpt means that “third party” will sell your info (like the songs you’ve listed to) to many other third parties.  In essence, you buy one James Taylor CD, you’ll see James Taylor merchandise everywhere you go on the internet.

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Comments

1

This site seems totally Mac-centric. They would do well to be a little more balanced

Posted by Randy on August 7, 2003 at 3:04 PM (CDT)

2

Which site is mac-centric? This one or boycottbuymusic.com?

 

Posted by Daniel on August 7, 2003 at 3:20 PM (CDT)

3

mac-centric, huh?  too bad peecee weenie, it’s not like the rest of the world isn’t weenie-centric.


Harry
Box Checker


**Ban me, try it. You might cause a riot.**
-Ice T

Posted by Box Checker on August 7, 2003 at 3:32 PM (CDT)

4

Randy, iPodLounge is iPod-centric. BuyMusic.com doesn’t support iPods. Therefore, if you use an iPod you probably wouldn’t really like (or use) BuyMusic. Plus, it’s just interesting.

Posted by cozzie on August 8, 2003 at 3:58 AM (CDT)

5

As if I needed another reason NOT to use BuyMusic.

Posted by gilatrout on August 8, 2003 at 11:06 AM (CDT)

6

bm makes it all confusing and its a step backwards, people will keep using P2p

Posted by ti on August 9, 2003 at 9:04 AM (CDT)

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