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Princeton students get free tunes that won't play on iPods


Princeton has made a deal with Virginia-based Ruckus to provide free music to all their undergraduate students. Ruckus, which has licensed 1.5 million tracks from various music labels, provides unlimited access to their library apparently in exchange for advertising to a captive audience.

Unfortunately, this deal leaves Mac and iPod users in the cold. The Plays4Sure DRM only works on Windows and a limited number of players. Princeton students will have to pony up a little extra money and a compatible player to have access to the Ruckus-to-go feature if they want to take their tunes off their PC and onto their player. On the bright side, if you can call it that, the Zune doesn't do Plays4Sure either.

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