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Report: EMI considering DRM-free music

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, February 9, 2007
News Categories: Digital Media

Following Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ open letter on digital rights management (DRM) this week, EMI has reportedly been holding talks with online music resellers about the possibility of selling a large portion of its catalog in unprotected MP3 format. An industry source told Reuters that EMI was seeking large advance payments from online retailers in exchange for the right to sell its music without DRM. “Lack of operability between a proliferating range of devices and hardware and the digital platforms for delivering music is more and more becoming an issue for music consumers and EMI has been engaging with our various partners to find a solution,” an EMI spokeswoman said.

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Comments

1

I for one welcome our new drm-free overlords.

Posted by OnlyShawn on February 9, 2007 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

2

Maybe I’m easily amused, but that joke never gets old. smile

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on February 9, 2007 at 9:31 AM (PDT)

3

Perhaps this is the spirit of Apple Corps emerging.  All you need is love.

Posted by Dness on February 9, 2007 at 11:23 AM (PDT)

4

This is definitely a step in the right direction, but I still refuse to buy music from any RIAA-affiliated label until they stop suing their customers.

Posted by Uncle Rico on February 9, 2007 at 6:16 PM (PDT)

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