May 24, 2022

"Ann Arbor Library Acquires Lending, Sharing and Copying Rights to Creative Commons Music Catalog"

From a Boing Boing Post by Cory Doctorow:

The Ann Arbor, MI library has bought a bulk license to the Magnatune catalog of Creative Commons licensed music; the license fee of $10,000/year goes to Magnatune and the musicians, and gives the library’s patrons the right to listen, download and copy the music. Libraries are one of the last havens for DRM-crippled music, but Magnatune presents an alternative to the take-it-or-leave-it DRM deal the big labels demand.

Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: Ann Arbor Library Signs Digital Music Deal (via Magnatune Blog)

See Also: Magnatune Info on the Ann Arbor Public Library Web Site

See Also: Some Magnatune Users Have Mobile Access to the Service

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