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Friday, April 29, 2005
California Libraries Flooded with "Lame" CDs
As part of a 3-year-old antitrust settlement with music companies, nearly 700,000 CDs are being shipped out to California schools and libraries; the shipments will continue until June. Some Golden State librarians, however, are scratching their heads over the packages, which are heavy on overhyped but undersold CDs that apparently were gathering dust in the record companies' storage rooms.
"We already have three copies of the Ricky Martin album. Do we really need to have 19 now?" — librarian Steve Sloan