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Comment by cal67 on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 20, 2018 02:54 AM)
Of course costs will go up. RIAA has never been about fairness to artists, they are all about maximum monetization for the record companies. I don'...
Comment by Doc on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 11:32 PM)
Ahhhhmmmm Does this mean that Solomon Linda (1909-1961) will FINALLY be paid (his trust) for _The Lion Sleeps Tonight_, first recorded in 1939? [cite:...
Comment by JP on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 10:19 PM)
There's always the radio. Yes, you'll have to listen to some things you don't like, but it's still free....
Comment by Coby on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 10:14 PM)
@Louis... Most dead parties involved have ongoing Corps, LLCs, whatever that "hold/own" those rights. Sony, Paramont, etc have bought and "own" innume...
Comment by Louis Toscano on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 09:20 PM)
I do not know how this will affect me. My parents were WWII generation; and it is their generation's music I like as well as standards and other danc...
Comment by GuitarRebel on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 07:22 PM)
I think we'd be kidding ourselves to think the costs won't be passed on to consumers in a big way. It's just being masked as something which will help...
Comment by Kenneth Heikkila on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 07:17 PM)
I have many thousands of Amazon Prime Music songs on my iPhone that I listen to daily. In the past I downloaded music from other sources. My wife uses...
Comment by gene on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 06:50 PM)
I don't listen to streaming music. Never have, never will. That said, it is good to see that artists will finally have a means to collect royalties on...
Comment by RC on [REVIEW] Google Safe Browsing Protection (October 19, 2018 06:06 PM)
Bob, we need to stop using the term “SSL” when telling people about securing their web connections. The SSL protocol is very outdated and was rep...
Comment by Jim Swan on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 19, 2018 05:16 PM)
As one who has been (not very successfully) trying to make money off streaming music, I am glad to see this long-overdue update to the law....

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Cheap Windows 8 PCs

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Laptops for Windows 8

My laptop is five years old and still runs XP. I'll be buying a new laptop before summer ends, and I want to make sure it's compatible with Windows 8. Are there any specific features, brands or models you can recommend?

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Download the Free Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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New Features in Windows 8

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Windows 8 Preview

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