Slaves to our MP3 players

Music downloaders find themselves heavily restricted in where they can legally shop, writes Sorcha NicMhathuna.

21st October, 2006

The digital music revolution is here. But so called ‘‘guerrilla slavery’’ is forcing music fans to tie their flag to their MP3 player manufacturer’s mast from the very start.

Socalled guerrilla slavery locks users into proprietary portable devices with closed system music players. This means that owners of iPods and similarMP3 devices like Zen Creative and iAudios, among others, are restricted in which commercial online digital music stores they...

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