AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Ruckus opens free online music store for students

updated 01:45 pm EST, Mon January 22, 2007

Ruckus Free Music Store

Ruckus today opened its free music service for college students. Hoping to offer a legal alternative to file sharing, the company says it will offer over 2 million songs from major and minor labels alike by supporting its downloads with ads on its pages instead of charging per track. The number of downloads and computers allowed is effectively unlimited, according to the firm. The system prevents copying by applying DRM, requiring that a subscriber's computer or portable media player have permission to play the Windows Media-encoded songs available through the site.

In addition to its music library, Ruckus today also launched a Video on Demand movie download service, which the company says lets students rent and watch major studio movies. The video store is available today for a currently unspecified subscription fee. [via CrunchGear]

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented