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Great, but why is Apple Charging for this?

Why is it that the Apple Store sells this on Itunes for 9.99 when the album is available for free under the creative commons?

Poetry is great, but piracy is NOT

This entire wonderful album is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license. That means iTunes is free to distribute it, as long as they properly attribute it, but they can't change it or CHARGE FOR IT. Unless Collins has a contract with them to sell files he has for free, iTunes is in violation of copyright laws.

I love Billy Collins! But, I wish iTunes had more...

His voice is SO suited to reading poetry and he has all the right inflections, of course. But he's so enjoyable to listen to. I'm prejudiced! Small quibble, though: Reading the other comments, I did go to Creative Commons and got it. I generally use iTunes, one of my favorite apps, but they kind of struck out on this one. Still want to hear from Collins, though. If he did more of his live readings I hope iTunes can get them.

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