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Dark Side of the Moon - Now ONLY available as full album.

submitted on March 11, 2010 by WhattaDealBlog in "Member's Lounge"

In a legal decision that could have a ripple effect on the digital download market, a British court has ruled that record label EMI can not sell songs from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album as individual downloads or ringtones.

The band's attorneys had argued that the album, one of the biggest sellers in rock history, is only meant to be taken as a whole and that EMI's selling of individual downloads violated a clause in their contract intended to "preserve the artistic integrity" of the album.

Additionally, the judge ordered EMI to reimburse Pink Floyd approximately $90,000 in court costs.

Wow "Downloads" and "ringtones" were to be the future of the music industry but forcing everyone to have to purchase the full album may change the way this future goes down.

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    Posted by YanBz on March 12, 2010
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    I think the news is misinterpreted. I heard this story on NPR today - EMI were selling individual songs w/o paying royalty to the band claiming that the licensing agreement only applies to albums. This is why they cannot do it any longer.
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    Posted by reallyrob on March 12, 2010
    [reply] 4 0
    I remember when this album first came out! I actually still have it on vinyl.

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