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More colleges sign up with music services

Written by Jari Ketola @ 21 Aug 2004 13:59 User comments (2)

More colleges sign up with music services More colleges are signing up for legal music services to keep their students from getting sued by RIAA. Marietta College, Ohio University, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the University of Denver, Wake Forest and Yale University have made an arrangement with Cdigix which allows educational institutions to provide their students with legal downloadable access to more than 800,000 songs through MusicNet, as well as broadcast-quality video from leading film and TV content providers.
The Ctrax music service will be available to the students starting this fall at a monthly rate of $2.99. The monthly fee allows an unlimited number of tethered downloads. Permanent downloads cost 89 cents per track. Cflix video-on-demand service will cost $9.99 per month or $3.99 per individual movie on a pay-per-view basis. The students will also have free access to Clabs, which gives them convenient access to video and audio media content required to fulfill their coursework via their own computer versus making a trip to the central campus Audio/Video lab.

Also on Friday the Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) announced that it has signed a deal with Napster to allow students to buy music at discount prices. The service, known as VUmix, will be available from October 1st, and will cost $16 per academic year for the students, and $6.95 per month for faculty members. Earlier this year the Tennessee Board of Regents rejected the Napster deal as too costly for the students.

Cdigix press release
USA Today

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2 user comments

121.8.2004 18:05

I am suprised that real network has not started signing wit colleges. They are doing everything right now.

227.4.2007 16:00

Not a bad idea--After a couple warnings from my isp provider--Comcast, I too have given in to this new trend. I have found one that has everything --music, movies, games, videos, even free software applications. UnlimitedDownloadCenter seems to be pretty awesome, and it is nice to not have to worry about the RIAA any longer...

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