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Amazon  to offer DRM-free downloads from Sony BMG

Amazon to offer DRM-free downloads from Sony BMG

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Amazon has won a major coup after winning the right to sell DRM-free music from Sony BMG's catalogue. Amazon MP3 will now be the only retailer to offer customers DRM-free MP3 downloads from the four top music labels, as well as more 33,000 independent... >>

7digital says music download biz booming

7digital says music download biz booming

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Kylie, Arctic Monkeys and The White Strips all had top selling albums last year according to 2007 sales figures from online download company 7digital. Five Radiohead albums also featured in the Top 20 following the release of their back catalogue for... >>

CD copying could become legal

CD copying could become legal

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The government has proposed a new law that would mean copying compact discs on to computers or iPods would become legal. Although the majority of consumers already copy CDs on to their computer, they are actually still breaking the law. However all that... >>

Sony BMG goes DRM free

Sony BMG goes DRM free

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SONY BMG music entertainment has confirmed that it will offer tracks DRM free with the announcement that it is launching a new service called "Platinum MusicPass" launching on 15 January. The new service will offer a series of digital album cards that... >>

2007: A year in review, April

2007: A year in review, April

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The month started with a massive announcement for the music download industry. Apple and EMI announced DRM-free iTunes Plus offering copyright protection free music through Apple's iTunes music store. It meant for the first time, customers could buy tracks... >>

Apple embeds security info in DRM-free music shocker!

Apple embeds security info in DRM-free music shocker!

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The shock-horror story to come out of yesterday's launch of iTunes Plus with the higher quality audio and DRM-free tracks is that information, including the user's name and account email, is embedded into each music file purchased. Although this does... >>

DRM takes two further steps

DRM takes two further steps

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Warner has signed a deal with MySpace to begin offering music to it’s members on the social networking site - but with DRM intact. Many expected Warner to follow EMI's move with Apple to offer DRM-free downloads; however the record company has decided... >>

Poll finds music lovers will pay extra for DRM free music

Poll finds music lovers will pay extra for DRM free music

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It seems music fans are happy to pay extra for DRM free music according to a new online poll. In a recent poll on Pocket-lint, 62% of people said that they are prepared to pay extra for music that is Digital Rights Management free. The move will be sweet... >>

British government says DRM offers consumers more choice

British government says DRM offers consumers more choice

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Responding to a petition calling for a ban on DRM, or digital copy-protection, the British government has said that DRM offers more choice to consumers. The petition, which was signed by 1414 people online, requested that DRM be outlawed because it removed... >>

Sony BMG compensates for damage to PCs by DRM

Sony BMG compensates for damage to PCs by DRM

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Sony is being compelled by a court in California to compensate people for damage to their computers caused by the DRM used on some Sony BMG CDs. Those affected will receive only $175 each, if they can produce a description of the damage to their PCs as... >>