If you're a long-time Amazon customer who has purchased quite a few music CDs, then get ready for a possible surprise in your Amazon account. A new service called Amazon AutoRip has launched which automatically provides MP3 versions of your physical music CDs (via Amazon Cloud Player). The good news is that it's not just for future purchases, but for any qualifying CDs that you have purchased since 1998.
In a press release Amazon said, "Customers who have purchased AutoRip CDs from Amazon dating back to 1998 will find free MP3 versions automatically added to their Cloud Player accounts - free of charge".
Not all music CDs sold by Amazon (past and present) include AutoRip, but the company says that it will continue to add more to the AutoRip catalog -- currently around 50, 000 albums.
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