SLASHDOT has an interesting thread on the latest music-download happenings. Record companies are reportedly going to allow singles to be downloaded for $0.99 and full CDs for $9.99, without annoying “crippleware,” etc.

Well, they should: a CD at that price probably costs them about $0.01 to “manufacture.” There’s also some interesting debunking of their “global piracy” claims, and some technical observations (natch).