ATI and Audible partner up for Qtrax - ad supported music service

Posted on Wednesday, February 01 2006 @ 21:18:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Advanced Technology Industries (ATI), which is not the ATI that creates graphics cards, has made an agreement with Audible in advance of the launch of ATI's Qtrax music service. The thing that will set this music downloading service apart from others is that its free, it will be supported by ads.
Qtrax will be a new type of advertising-supported P2P service offering digitized mainstream music under license from copyright holders through the integration of Audible Magic digital fingerprinting and copyright filtering services. Audible Magic services prevent users from unlawfully distributing and/or reproducing copyrighted content that has not been licensed, and provides Qtrax label partners with assurance that intellectual property owners' rights are both respected and compensated. Files authorized for sharing by content owners will be freely transferred via the Qtrax P2P network.

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