Telecom Italia, which operates France's fourth ISP under the Alice brand, has launched an "all-you-can-eat" music service, AliceMusic.

The service is available at no additional charge to subscribers of Alicebox, Alice's integrated telephone/TV/Internet offer, which costs €29.95 ($43) per month. Alice claims 882,000 domestic broadband subscribers.

At launch on Wednesday, AliceMusic's licensed catalog includes more than 317,000 titles, including EMI recordings. Through the service, tracks are transferable to up to three devices compatible with the WMA DRM 10 or WMA DRM 11 formats.

"Simplifying, broadening and facilitating access to digital music is the best answer to illegal downloads threatening the development of artists," commented EMI Music France managing president Nathalie Collin in a statement.

The launch follows a trend initiated in France by ISP Neuf Cegetel, which launched Neuf Music in August, in exclusive partnership with Universal Music.

Market-leading France Telecom subsidiary Orange has announced the launch of a similar service by mid-2008.

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