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Where to purchase mp3s legally?

Arvind Mahendra
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I can't purchase music from Itunes USA as my account is linked to ITunes India(Indian credit card) and ITunes-India is music less.
I can't purchase an ITune USA gift card from ebay India because they dont sell.
I can't purchase an ITune Usa gift card from Itune store because they only ship to USA.
I don't want to use somebody else's Itune account.
I can't buy mp3s from Amazon mp3s because that is for US customers only.
Napster has become free again.
Where else can I purchase music legally from?
Is legalsounds(and its many clones) legal?
Have you ever bought from Rhapsody.com?
What about from Walmart music?
Why did I not get a Zune?
How do I tell the little voice inside my head that thinks piracy is wrong to shut the hell up and go away.


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Pat Farrell
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Arvind Mahendra wrote:Why did I not get a Zune?.


Because nobody bought a Zune. The latest one is getting rave reviews, but I expect that it still won't make a difference, everyone will still buy iPods
Paul Sturrock
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Have you ever bought from Rhapsody.com?
What about from Walmart music?

You will probably have the same problems with these two as you do with Amazon and iTunes. The licencing deals tend to be negotiated on a country by country basis.


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Henry Wong
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I remember there used to be a site based in Russia (allofmp3.com) -- that used a loophole, or something in Russia law to sell mp3s at cut rate prices, world wide. I knew of a few people that purchased from that site.

The RIAA sued them for trillions of dollars. And allofmp3 actually won -- was declared as legal. It may be moot though, as the site folded.

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Arvind Mahendra
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Whoa I can't believe how close I actually came to contemplating the idea of paying for an mp3. I don't know what was going on with me when I asked this, like i had an attack of conscious of something(This isn't like me and its worrying), whatever it was, its now gone and I'm back to normal. I promise to do something despicable to balance things out a bit.
Vikas Kapoor
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Arvind, you can email them informing about your issue. They might do the needful.
Arvind Mahendra
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Its not just ITune India, its pretty much all of Asia which is devoid of content. I don't know why that is, have heard many theories about it ranging from piracy concerns to local governments playing a part in making them not want to sell in this part of the world. With a more globalized world it would be interesting to see how this play out in the near future. The revenue potential could be staggering as a result of millions of new customers coming on board if that was allowed and provided they were willing to pay for music. I hope MS gets its act together and takes a leading role in helping open up some of these newer markets.
 
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