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Wal-Mart and Amazon Deal DRM-Free MP3, a Sign iPod is Weakening

By Oz_Media ·
Well Audioholics is always entertaining for me but today that had two great copyright acrticles.

Here's the other:

"Earlier this year EMI and Universal Music Group started selling DRM-free music. Now, Pepsi and Amazon have teamed up to give away 1 billion DRM-free MP3s.

The offer puts pressure on record companies who aren?t offering music in DRM-free format to either join the party or miss out.

In the past, retail giant Wal-Mart has sold music with Microsoft?s PlaysForSure DRM. iTunes, the top online music retailer in the world, sells music compatible only with Apple iPod and iPhone devices.

Now, Wal-Mart is siding with the Smash-DRM movement, claiming it wants to switch to a DRM-free catalogue in 2008 and threatening to leave behind any record label not willing to comply. Meanwhile, iTunes has already started selling DRM-free music. Change is definitely in the air."

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