Thursday, January 8, 2009

iTunes goes DRM-free (maybe... not really)

Well, it's about time. No, I'm not talking about Eartha Kitt's passing, I'm talking about DRM-free music on iTunes!


Hot on the heels of the keyboardless laptop, the Macbook Wheel, the powers that be at Apple announced this week that they will be moving to a DRM-free format for future iTunes purchases as well as allowing for multiple (well, three...) pricepoints for music content purchased via the iTunes store.

While this news isn't exactly a landmark announcement to anyone savvy enough to use a freeware m4a/aac file converter, it's still a nice touch that show exactly how much Amazon.com's mp3 download center has cut into Mac's profits.

I for one welcome the change, and will need to buy a larger flashdrive to help share the DRM-free wealth.
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