Starting with the download for December 7, Amazon requires you to install the Amazon MP3 Downloader software. I'm not willing to do it, so I don't know what the ramifications are. This may allow Amazon to gather usage info - not sure what they do with it. This may be free monetarily, but there may be other unwanted side effects. I did enjoy the first 6 tunes - thanks Dr. Bob.
Now starting with December 10, the songs are downloadable again without the Amazon MP3 Downloader. The fine print seems to indicate you need the downloader for whole albums, while individual tracks can be downloaded without it. Not sure if this indicates a whole album is free, but a quick Google search didn't turn up any adverse comments about the downloader software, so maybe there aren't any consequences to using it.
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