Ding, Dong, The Music DRM Witch Is Dead

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The Long Decline of the Music Album Continues

witch.jpgSony BMG, the company that championed DRM music through rootkits is about to drop DRM, according to a report by Businessweek.

Sony BMG will become the last of the big four record companies to offer music without the handicap of digital rights management, effectively putting the final nail into the music DRM coffin.

Justin Timberlake’s latest song is expected to be the first release by Sony BMG via Amazon of DRM free music.

Nearly twelve months ago Michael wrote that DRM would face an inevitable death, and today he has been proven right. The next target is the movie studios; we’ve conquered music but surely the ability to play legally purchased video where and when we like it is the next logical goal. Viva La Revolucion.

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