Tag Archives: Digital Rights (DRM)

Sony Comes Through, Will Sell DRM-Free Tracks on Amazon

Earlier this week, I wrote an article entitled Sony Misses the Point, that discussed how Sony/BMG deciding to sell iTunes-like cards in brick and mortar stores that allowed consumers to download DRM-Free tracks was a horrible idea and went completely against the idea of digital downloads. Well it seems Sony/BMG was listening (or it was part of their plan all along and they didn’t announce it) and they will be selling their DRM-Free tracks via Amazon’s Mp3 Download store. This news comes courtesy of iLounge. Continue reading

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Sony Misses the Point

So, last week Sony/BMG announced that they were going DRM-Free for their music and the world cheered.  Now, today, (as reported by TechCrunch) they are announcing the actual DRM-Free strategy (USA Today article).  That strategy?  Cards purchased from a brick … Continue reading

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The Final Nail in DRM’s Coffin

Today via a Business Week article, Sony announced plans to drop DRM and begin selling DRM-Free, Mp3 tracks in Amazon.com’s Mp3 Download store.  This is the signal in the true death of DRM (Digital Rights Management). Sony/BMG records was the … Continue reading

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The Final Nail in DRM's Coffin

Today via a Business Week article, Sony announced plans to drop DRM and begin selling DRM-Free, Mp3 tracks in Amazon.com’s Mp3 Download store.  This is the signal in the true death of DRM (Digital Rights Management). Sony/BMG records was the … Continue reading

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Canceled My eMusic Subscription

I just canceled eMusic subscription in favor of Amazon’s Mp3 Download Store. The main reason for this is because with Amazon I can download only the songs I want without having to pay a monthly fee for a bucket of downloads that I have to use or lose. Plus Amazon’s store is also free of digital rights management (DRM) so they will work on any computer or device in my house. Continue reading

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EMI Reports DRM-Free Sales are Doing Well

If the sales continue to do well, more labels might follow suit and that would be fantastic. I know personally there have been a few albums I was willing to purchase off of iTunes but they were not from EMI so the were not DRM-Free. This made me consider getting a new eMusic account so that I could get the albums DRM-Free. I am pretty sure I am not the only one making a decision like this. Having DRM-Free music is important to me, especially more so since I am using Linux as my primary operating system. Continue reading

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