Poll time: The lesser evil of online music

— 12:50 PM on September 30, 2003

Since online music services seem to be all the rage these days, I've whipped up a new poll to prod your preference. But before I get into that, let's have a quick peek at the results of last week's poll. If money were no object, a whopping 81% of TR readers would rather have a system based on AMD's new Athlon 64 FX-51 than on a Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition. Score one for AMD.

This week, online music services are in the spotlight:

Would you be more interested in an online music service with no DRM restrictions, or one that offered lossless compression?
Of course, many of us would be really interested if an online service offered DRM-free downloads and lossless compression, but that's a pipe dream at best. For this poll, I'm just interested in which is more important to you: being free of Digital Rights Management technology that restricts how many portable music players, PCs, or CDs a music download can be played on or burned to, or having access to audio formats that use lossless compression to preserve all the audio quality of an original CD track? Go vote!
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