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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Is Digital Music Earth-Friendly?

This, in theory, is great news for the environment (less so, perhaps, for the copyright holders). Instead of all those CDs - thin discs of polycarbonate plastic, aluminium, gold, lacquer, and dye - being produced and shipped around the world, we are purchasing "virtual" tracks, each taking up just a few megabytes of disc space and being "transported" down copper wires or across the ether. ...

In reality, there has been precious little research into this subject. But what does exist suggests that downloading tracks isn't quite as environmentally pure as it might at first seem.

(via The Morning News)

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