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University of Rochester signs a deal with Napster

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2004 13:54 User comments (1)

University of Rochester signs a deal with Napster University of Rochester in U.S. has followed the footsteps of Penn State university by signing a deal with Napster to allow its dorm residents to use the legal online music service for free ("free" is bit exaggeration as the cost will be added to tuition fees or dorm rents anyway).
Terms of the contract allow dorm residents to stream and download unlimited number of tracks from Napster's (owned by Roxio) music catalog that includes over 500,000 tracks. Catch? Downloaded music can't be burned to a CD or transferred to other devices (such as portable digital audio players) for free, but such right costs $0.99 per track or $9.95 per album for students.

University also plans to extend the deal to cover all of its students later this year and plans to introduce discounted pricing for its staff to the service as well.

Source: University of Rochester press release

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15.2.2004 15:27

So they will get money from each and every dorm resident(and eventually all students) whether they use the service or not. They love bending over everybody possible don't they? Not to mention those who do use it will pay for it in tuition and dorm rent, then have to pay again to burn it. Gee, they sure are making a tempting alternative to free.

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