EMI to Drop DRM on iTunes

by on April 1, 2007 · 8 comments

The Wall Street Journal says ($) that EMI and Apple will announce tomorrow that “significant amounts” of EMI’s catalog will be available on iTunes sans copy protection. Fantastic. If this proves true, they’ll have earned at least one new customer—me.

  • http://www.davidmcelroy.org/ David McElroy

    This is one April 1 story that I HOPE isn’t an April fool’s joke. :-)

  • http://www.techliberation.com/ Tim Lee

    If it’s an April Fools joke, it’s the most elaborate April Fools set-up in tech history, what with Steve’s essay in January and months of rumors about EMI ditching DRM.

  • http://www.davidmcelroy.org/ David McElroy

    I submitted this to digg in the music category just to get a few people to check out TLF (with the excuse that WSJ requires a paid sub), so everybody please digg it if you’d like to maybe get a link to TLF. Of course, the TLF servers might not like that, but more readers is always a good thing.

  • http://www.davidmcelroy.org/ David McElroy

    This is one April 1 story that I HOPE isn’t an April fool’s joke. :-)

  • http://www.techliberation.com/ Tim Lee

    If it’s an April Fools joke, it’s the most elaborate April Fools set-up in tech history, what with Steve’s essay in January and months of rumors about EMI ditching DRM.

  • http://www.davidmcelroy.org/ David McElroy

    I submitted this to digg in the music category just to get a few people to check out TLF (with the excuse that WSJ requires a paid sub), so everybody please digg it if you’d like to maybe get a link to TLF. Of course, the TLF servers might not like that, but more readers is always a good thing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14019452 Steve R.

    CNET provides some additional details.

  • http://www2.blogger.com/profile/14380731108416527657 Steve R.

    CNET provides some additional details.

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