Will Roll Into First Casualty of Online Music alerted customers that it will soon roll its online music service,, into the Web site, casting doubts on whether the service will survive. Since launching last summer, has been overshadowed by Apple's excellent iTunes Music Store and a host of PC-based rivals including Musicmatch Downloads, Napster 2.0, and Wal-Mart Music Downloads and will probably be overshadowed by expected services from Microsoft, Sony, and Virgin, as well. Odd Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions always hampered's success, especially in light of the fact that every other music service on the planet offered vastly superior rights. I'm all for choice, but doesn't make sense to me because of this one problem, and I can't believe it hasn't been resolved.

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