Volume 17, Number 7 July/August 2000
Music anywhere and everywhere
Accessing your favorite songs through the Web has never been easier
by Péter Jacsó
INTERNET INSIGHTS column relates that there are several options for
listening to music while away from home on vacation without having
to lug around CDs or expensive shortwave radios, and an alternative
is to buy a portable MP3 player. Describes Net radios from either
radio stations that "Netcast" the programs or virtual Internet
"radio stations" that provide music, such as Imagine Radio, a
service that offers a number of channels along with customization
features. Says that MP3.com offered a service called Beam-it, but
that is currently unavailable since a U.S. District Court sided with
the record labels and MP3.com removed the songs that were deemed to
be copyright infringing. Notes that there are alternatives that are
copyright-compliant such as making MP3 files from audio CDs. Advises
that while the court is in session to enjoy a legitimately posted
song collection from the Web.
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