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UW Cuts Out iPod With Dell, Napster Deal

The University of Washington has signed a contract with Napster and Dell that provides Napster's subscription music service to 3,000 of its students while aggressively promoting Dell's DJ MP3 player. UW will pay US$24,000 for eight months of the Napster service, at a cost of $2 per student per month, while Dell will kick in the other $24,000 and provide the school with $53,000 worth of servers at no cost.

Channel Register reporter Ashlee Vance notes in an article that this is just one of many deals that Napster has reached with universities and colleges around the country. While the company typically tries to keep the terms of such contracts a secret, UW is publicly funded and had to disclose the information to its daily newspaper.

UW's The Daily reports that under the terms of the deal, "the University must exclusively promote the Dell branded DJ, secure two Dell kiosks on campus to feature Dell products and services, facilitate a Dell launch event in the back-to-school timeframe, host Dell information on the UW website, execute an email campaign and participate in a case study."

Ms. Vance notes that UW "will pay for the Napster service by selling royalties to software and other technology developed by the school to various companies."

Napster's service does not work with the iPod, nor is it compatible with Mac OS X, Linux or older versions of Windows.

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