Sell your DRM-Free music

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  1. NickPod

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    If you are subscribed to PCWorld, you will have seen in their latest issue, "bopaboo", a new website that allows you to setup your own store for music downloads. You upload the music you want to sell, set a price, and customers can browse through your collection and purchase what they want. Bopaboo takes 20% of the sale prices for themselves.

    The catch is that you cannot upload and sell DRM-protected music, which would be music downloaded from iTunes. But if you get your music from other sources, and you want to sell some of your collection, this new site could be for you.

    The site is currently in Beta and you can apply to be a beta-tester by visiting their site: http://bopaboo.com/

    What do you all think? Good idea? Bad? Consider the possible legalities.
    Read PCWorld's article at their website, here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/155318/make_some_extra_bucks_sell_your_unwanted_mp3s.html
  2. Joe Rossignol

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    That's a pretty cool idea. And come this April it will be even more useful when iTunes transitions to completely DRM-free music.
  3. Steaps

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    Didn't know iTunes was going completely DRM-free. Cool.

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    Even without DRM, you still can't redistribute the music. It's just as illegal. just a small fyi there...
  6. NickPod

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    I realize this.
    Would it not be legal if the music you are selling was legally obtained or purchased, and you do not retain a copy to sell multiple times again?
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    -tcq42- Active Member

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    Umm, so this is like selling pirated music?

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    getting money for stuff I got for free. I like the sound of this...
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    If you legally obtained the music, then yes you could legally sell it. Otherwise, it's illegal.
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    Hmm... that's weird.
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    Ehhh...Huh?
    The whole concept is flawed, no? If I have an mp3, and sell it, I still have it, which means that I copied it, which means that I pirated it...and unless the site prevents me from selling the same mp3 multiple times, I can make an arbitary amount of money from 1 song.

    Yeah, that can't be legal.

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