Wal-Mart Goes DRM-Free
April 9, 2008 at 5:35 AM (PT)
WAL-MART, whose online music efforts haven't exactly caught fire among consumers, is now trying a different stance on MP3 downloads, ditching WINDOWS DRM-laden downloads that it used to sell before, reports THE WASHINGTON POST. What that means is that songs from UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and EMI artists are the only ones available on the online music store, as SONY BMG and WARNER MUSIC GROUP have held their ground on DRM till now..
With this move, the retailer is mirroring the MP3-only stance that AMAZON launched last year, which ultimately resulted in DRM-free licenses from all four major labels.