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Qtrax - Free legit P2P coming?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Qtrax - Free legit P2P coming? Reply with quote

Just heard about this today. Looks like Windows version will be available Monday @ midnite. Mac version not till mid March.

http://www.qtrax.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saw that too. Not sure though if you'll be able to use the files outside of their player. . . I'll decide in march! Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this article from MSNBC and others I have seen elsewhere, Qtrax at least thinks they're going to be able to play on iPods. I think Apple might have something to say about that though.

The service, which boasts a selection of up to 30 million tracks, also promises that its music downloads will be playable on Apple Inc.'s iPods and Macintosh computers as early as March.

That's unusual, as iPods only playback unrestricted MP3s files or tracks with Apple's proprietary version of DRM, dubbed FairPlay.

"We've had a technical breakthrough which enables us to put songs on an iPod without any interference from FairPlay," said Allan Klepfisz, Qtrax's president and chief executive.

Klepfisz declined to give specifics on how Qtrax will make its audio files compatible with Apple devices, but noted that "Apple has nothing to do with it."
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well from this article, something not right...

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A revamped online file-sharing service that promised to offer unlimited, free music downloads from all the major record labels hit an apparent snag Sunday after one denied it had given the service permission.

Qtrax touted in a press release Sunday morning that it was the first Internet file-swapping service to be "fully embraced by the music industry," and boasted it would carry up to 30 million tracks from "all the major labels."

New York-based Warner Music undermined that claim, declaring in a statement that it "has not authorized the use of our content on Qtrax's recently announced service."

Universal Music Group and EMI Group PLC later confirmed they did not have licensing deals in place with Qtrax, noting discussions were still ongoing. A call to Sony BMG Music Entertainment was not immediately returned.


http://apnews.myway.com//article/20080128/D8UEMHR80.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you smell that? Something here stinks! Time will tell. . .
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It always seems like these P2P guys are in talks, but never actually get the goods.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Qtrax talked a lot before they actually had things together.

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Late last night the LA Times called around to confirm the deal and found that only Universal would say that it was close to a deal. EMI and Warner denied a deal was in place, and Peter Kafka says that Sony BMG has also denied that there was a deal in place. In short, no labels have signed on yet.


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When midnight came and went last night without an official launch, it became clear that there were indeed problems. For its part, Qtrax now says that it is in negotiations with all of the labels, but that admission came only after it was discovered that Qtrax had somewhat misrepresented itself.


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Like Gruber said, "Where by 'All' of the Major Music Labels, We Meant 'None'"

I think I agree with Hackers in that something stinks about this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it was launched...........and no music.
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