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Warner Music Group makes out with MP3.Com

Anything's better than Napster

Warner Music Group has granted a licence to distribute its music over the channel. At the same time it has dropped its copyright infringement suit against, upon agreeing terms for royalty splits with the digital music download pioneer.

Warner is the first of the five music majors to settle with, following the launch of last year. It will be interesting to see if the others follow suit - is a very tame beast indeed, compared with Napster, its very noisy, very anarchic cousin.

MP3.Com offers copyright protection, and royalty collation and collection - something which makes it inherently less popular than free-for-all Napster.®

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