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Apple is removing DRM from iTunes

January 6, 2009

apple-logoIt’s official – Apple announced today that it will no longer use digital rights management on songs from iTunes, taking effect before the end of the quarter. This goes hand-in-hand with a change in the pricing structure, with song prices ranging from 69 cents to $1.29. In case you’ve ever wondered why z=z only linked to eMusic, Beatport, and Amazon – this was why. I still listen to CDs that I bought twenty years ago, and Apple had no interest in making sure I can do this with their protected songs – why should they care, after all, since I’ve already paid them? So I’m delighted to see Apple take this move away from the dark side.

Reuters article: link

(thanks to Scott for the heads-up!)

[trivia note: Propellerheads' "Take California" was the first songĀ  used to advertise the iPod, way back in 2001.]

MP3: Propellerheads – Take California

2 comments

  1. w00t


  2. Indeed!



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