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Sound Check
Music downloading services are getting their legal act together, but they haven't yet been able to take it on the road. Apple's iTunes Music Store has rung up 14 million sales in the U.S. since its April launch. Napster, the music industry's original villain, reopens in the U.S. this week as a paid, copyright-friendly service. But users in Europe won't be listening in to either any time soon. Apple is unlikely to offer iTunes in Europe before mid-2004, with Napster waiting even longer to make the crossing. Lengthy negotiations to secure licenses from the major...

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