Thursday, February 22, 2007

Boing Boing: Canadian download store has 50,000 DRM-free MP3s for sale -- UPDATED

BoingBoing is reporting that despite a CBC story that offers DRM-free MP3 downloads, they aren't available at all and even block Mac users because of incompatibility with FairPlay. Well, this is half true.

As I said in an email to Cory Doctorow (via his website), the issue is that Puretunes offers up a different store depending on whether you connect from America or from Canada. From America, you get a WMA-only store. From Canada (say, via a Canada proxy like, you get a different store that offers MP3 alongside WMA.

Wish I knew of a single reliable way to get the attention of BB editors. Despite all their vaulting of Web 2.0, their ivory-tower blog is extremely community-unfriendly.



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