updated 05:45 pm EDT, Wed September 10, 2003
A customer of Apple's iTunes Music Store said he has successfully , ending a weeklong exercise he hoped would highlight the legal and technical nuances of emerging digital music services. He was able to give the song to a friend, whom he met through an Internet discussion group. In order to close the deal, George Hotelling said he had to transfer control of his entire iTunes Music Store account to Elder, which included one song. "For the average user, I'd definitely say this was extremely difficult," he said. "I guess you could say we're both extreme geeks."