Sony BMG, Yahoo To Offer DRM-Free MP3s For $1.99 Each
July 24, 2006 at 6:32 AM (PT)
SONY BMG and YAHOO have made a bold move by offering more expensive tracks, tagged at $1.99 each, but with no DRM (Digital Rights Management). That's $1 more than the standart 99-cent price tag for an MP3 with DRM restrictions.
The first MP3 that can be downloaded from YAHOO MUSIC is JESSICA SIMPSON's "A Public Affair". Being DRM-free, the song can be played on any MP3 player, no matter the brand (iPod from Apple, Zen from Creative, Sansa from SanDisk, while other music download sites only offer files with DRM, which makes them incompatible with some MP3 players as is the case with iTunes, Napster, and Rhapsody). And DRM prevents users from making unlimited copies.
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