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LXer 04-02-2007 06:46 PM

LXer: A Death Blow to DRM
 
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Less than two months after Apple chief executive Steve Jobs challenged record labels to stop insisting on "digital rights management" copy restrictions, one of the major record labels took him up on the invitation. This morning, EMI Music announced that it would allow customers to buy music off Apple's iTunes Store--and later, other music stores--without any "DRM" encumbrances, and in a higher-quality format than before.

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angryfirelord 04-02-2007 07:14 PM

It's still AAC on iTunes, which isn't really that great for Linux users to begin with. Until they offer an mp3 (or even ogg) option, I won't buy from them, but it's a lot better than WMA at Wal-Mart.

eMusic has already been offering drm free mp3 files.


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