Apple Lowers Price of DRM-Free Songs

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Apple Incorporated has reversed its previous decision to charge an extra 30 cents for DRM-free tracks and has levelled the playing field from $1.29 to match the price of 99 cents for copy-protected tracks. It...

Wal-Mart: DRM-Free Tunes for 94 Cents

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Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer and seller of recorded music, has started offering songs free of copy protection today at 94 cents per track. These songs include ones by the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Maroon...

Universal goes DRM-free

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Universal has announced that it is abandoning the practice of embedding digital rights management (DRM) software in its music. In a limited trial Universal will strip out the DRM from music sold via some retailers,...

Anger Over DRM-free iTunes Tracks

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The launch of the DRM-free music store from Apple has been overshadowed by news that tracks purchased from the store contain information of who bought the songs embedded into the files. Some fear that should...

EMI music: DRM-free and coming to YouTube

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YouTube has now inked deals with all four of the major music labels after signing an agreement with EMI. Users can watch music videos from EMI artists and can incorporate EMI music into user-generated content....

DRM-Free Music Giant EMI Agrees to Takeover

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EMI, the music group behind Apple's digital rights management free iTunes, has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2 billion (US$6.4 billion). The deal values EMI shares at £2.4 billion...

Warner unhappy with new, DRM-free AnywhereCD

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Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com, has launched a new music download service that sells DRM-free albums (no singles) in the MP3 format, but Warner Music Group is not happy about it. AnywhereCD currently offers a...

Paul Thurrott: Microsoft Confirms Move to DRM-Free Music

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Following EMI's (and Apple's) announcement last week regarding their decision to sell digital music without digital rights management restrictions, Microsoft admitted that it too, would offer music without DRM. Microsoft says it has been working...

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