When the world changes, even a little bit, it takes a little time to get used to it. Yesterday's announcement by EMI that it was to offer DRM-free music through iTunes was one of those changes that took a little time to get used to. But who's going to benefit from this new era of DRM-free music? My guess is that Apple and EMI will benefit far more from this than the consumer will.
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So, EMI has chosen to free it's entire catalog of DRM. Is the beginning of the end for DRM? I think it is.
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