Amazon.com's AutoRip, which gives customers free digital copies of CDs they purchase, is now available for vinyl records -- including those purchased in the past.
Starting Wednesday, when customers buy AutoRip-eligible vinyl records, MP3 versions of the music will be automatically added to their Cloud Player libraries where it will be available for immediate playback or download.
And customers who have purchased AutoRip records at any time since Amazon first opened its Music Store in 1998 will find digital copies of those albums in their Cloud Player libraries free.
The Seattle company said that thousands of records, including titles from every major record label, are available for AutoRip, "and more titles are being added all the time." Eligible music features the AutoRip logo.