Danish ISP bundles free music subscription – But there’s a catch

TDC, Denmark’s biggest ISP, is bundling a free music service with its broadband offering. And no, it’s not a 1 April story – as we’ll see from the caveats.While the service, PLAY, offers songs from three of the four biggest labels, it’s not a “legal P2P file-sharing” service of the kind we so often discuss here.The songs will be shackled with DRM and expire after 30 days if the customer leaves the ISP. While this may allay big label concerns about the “Homer Simpson Factor” inherent in all-you-can-eat subscription services, it fails to provide supply-side incentives, or commercially exploit our desire to share music.To read the rest of this article, see www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/01/danish_isp_free_music.

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