But They Can’t Give Us A Browser Immune To Ads?

A new internet streaming service offered by Microsoft has traditional radio stations fuming, and many are accusing the software behemoth of copyright hypocrisy. The service consists of multiple live CD-quality streams of commercial-free music which duplicate exactly the publicly available playlists of nearly 1000 North American radio stations. Listeners can even select their favorite station by location and call letters, and hear the same music mix that traditional radio listeners hear, minus the commercials. Microsoft insists that it is doing nothing wrong, and legally, it probably isn’t.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald - 09/21/04