Haruhi Suzumiya is pissed off, and so am I

It was another one of those "I knew it wouldn't work but I was hoping it would" kind of situations. Amazon has released a MP3 download service that has no Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) tacked on and unlike all the other so called "iTunes killers" it is a pleasure to use.

Amazon doesnt care about the rest of the world

And surprise surprise you need an American postal address before you can finish the transaction! Yay!

Seriously can music companies really be angry over illegal downloads if they don't care about their customers overseas? The local Singaporean music association has their painfully embarrassing "Be HIP" campaign which does nothing to create new methods of distribution which clearly people want and would use, then blames us. Pure genius.

HIP