Wal-Mart hops on anti-DRM bandwagon

Wal-Mart is going DRM free too.Wal-Mart said in a statement that it will offer DRM-free music for 94 cents a track from record labels such as Universal and EMI Music.

Wal-Mart is going DRM free too.

Wal-Mart said in a statement that it will offer DRM-free music for 94 cents a track from record labels such as Universal and EMI Music.

Universal was the latest to go DRM free and EMI made the move months ago.

With a huge music retailer like Wal-Mart lined up against DRM it's likely other outlets and labels will fall in line. Soon DRM will be a music liability.

Wal-Mart noted that it will continue to offer its WMA-format music downloads. The DRM-free downloads will be at 256 kbps for 94 cents a track. WMA downloads will run 88 cents a track for a 128 kbps version.

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