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Written by Nick Heer.

Amazon Launches AutoRip

Matt Brian writes for The Next Web:

Looking to bridge the divide between the CD and the digital download, Amazon has launched a new service named “AutoRip” which will provide you with free MP3 versions of the CDs that you have bought from the company.

Like iTunes in the cloud, for physical CDs. Neat.

The service isn’t just for new music either. Amazon says that if you have bought an AutoRip-eligible CD from as far back as 1998, it will automatically add it to your Cloud Player account (which has 5GB free) without you having to lift a finger.

Oh, that’s just showing off. That’s fantastic.

Amazon only appears to have worked out music deals with labels in the US, so it currently only offers the service to “customers with billing addresses in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who have a U.S. bank-issued credit card.”

Well never fuckin’ mind then.