Posted by: macintoshsisters | December 7, 2006

DRM Spells Trouble for Apple, iTunes

DRM Spells Trouble For Apple, iTunes
Joe Lewis – Staff Writer

Earlier this week, Yahoo released singles by Norah Jones and Relient K in unprotected mp3 formats as part of an ongoing experiment looking at the viability of offering music tracks that are free of DRM (Digital Rights Management) constraints, which have had audiophiles the world over crying “foul” for quite some time.

For the past three years, Apple has exercised clear dominance in the digital music marketplace, chiefly as a result of the popularity engendered by its iPod portable media player, and the device’s subsequent dependence on Apple’s iTunes store as the sole method of legally purchasing music tracks.

Nicholas Carr echoes the lament of many would-be digital music merchants regarding Apple’s iTunes:

Full article at WebProNews

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