Really, everyone getting excited about SpiralFrog’s announcement should just stop reading fevered pronouncements like a huge blow to established music stores such as iTunes, eMusic, and Urge and see what Bob Lefsetz has to say:
Rental, and make no mistake, SpiralFrog is rental, it’s just that you pay for it with your eyeballs/time as opposed to cash, has been proven to be a failure. ... Ignore ridiculous pronouncements of well-endowed vaporware and get down in the pit with the proletariat.... A lot of unprotected music for a low price that you own permanently. This is the only solution. To think otherwise is to be ignorant.
And who offers unprotected music for a low price that you own permanently? Hint: it’s a swindleeeee!!!!!