Napster goes retro with (unintentionally) free music

When Napster launched its new subscription Napster-To-Go service two weeks ago, they touted it as a low-cost way to access thousands of songs without having to buy them. For $14.95, customers can copy all the tracks they want from Napster's catalog to digital music players. There's even a 14-day free trial. Of course, when the subscription expires so does the music.

However, in a flashback to the heyday of the original Napster in the late 1990s, a rediscovery by a few users of an old Winamp trick has resulted in subscribers being able to download any number of tracks, which are then no longer tied to the subscriber's PC and digital music players.

Source: ArsTechnica

I know this is old news, and I have written about it already, but the headline is just golden, and it is Ars after all. I can't believe that it took less then a day for a "crack" to surface. Of course the method is very time consuming, but that has never stopped people before.

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