Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 15:23 UTC
Apple This morning, Apple and EMI announced the availabilty of DRM-free music in the iTunes Music Store. DRM-free songs will feature a higher audio quality (256kbps), and will cost USD/EUR 1.29 per song. They also announced that they are working on getting The Beatles' music in the iTMS.
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Cynical?
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 16:12 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Maybe Iím just growing old and cynical, but I do wonder how much of this move is down to Apple's belief that DRM restricts users from /legal/ use on non-compliant hardware (especially given that Apple have spent time and money building their own DRM algorithms), and how much this move has to do with public image in the face of backlash against Vistas pro-DRM stance?

Either way, in my opinion itís a positive move. Iím just yet to be convinced about the motives behind it.

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