Yahoo Begins MP3 Download Service

Aron Schatz
July 20, 2006

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Yahoo will start selling Jessica Simpson's piece of crap song for $1.99. What does that hefty price get you? A MP3 file with no DRM! I bet some technically-inclined Jessica Simpson fans will want to download this, because most of them have nothing better to do than gawk over her.


"We've been publicly trying to convince record labels that they should be selling MP3s for a while now," writes Yahoo Music blogger Ian Rogers. "DRM has a cost. It's very expensive for companies like Yahoo! to implement. We'd much rather have our engineers building better personalization, recommendations, playlisting applications, community apps, etc, instead of complex provisioning systems which at the end of the day allow you to burn a CD and take the DRM back off, anyway."


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