Universal Music Downloads DRM Free

Universal will begin a trial of downloadable music without DRM protection.

For the consumer this is a giant breakthrough, allowing them the ability to use downloaded music on any machine they want and maintain copies.

For the music industry this a blow against piracy, which they claim eats away at profits for the artist (BS)

Adam Benzine of Music Week says

“For Universal to do this is basically the death knoll for DRM,”

Within two years I wouldn’t expect to see any record labels using DRM at all.”

The trial system will be limited to downloads in the US and will be controlled from select sites. If all goes well, Universal hopes that even though piracy will occur, that some of the people music is sent to will make purchases of their own.

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One Response

  1. ebaywatchings

    what the catch is

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