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Web as music’s future, not DRM or music labels

Music is something very personal. For me, music is how I focus. Music gets me through a tough day in the office or up a steep hill when out jogging. Music is also an exceptionally lucrative business. The stewardship of which being hotly contested, with the music labels on one side, while you & I […]

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iTunes get EMI DRM-free exclusive

As of today, EMI are offering their entire catalogue of music sans DRM and at a higher quality, too. Sounds like a good deal to me! Well, not quite. EMI may well have hit a wrong note, and I’ll tell you why. So here’s the good news: “EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli today hosted a […]

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Macrovision look to DRM future

Digital Rights Management as a topic of discussion is probably as hot as any subject is going to be right now. Quite recently, Steve Jobs issued an open letter, aimed at three different audiences. The intent was to foment some kind of unease with the idea of using DRM technology. And at the very least, […]

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Tech’ news in brief: EMI DRM MIA?

EMI DRM MIA? Can this really be? “Music label EMI Group is in talks to release a large portion of its music catalog for Web sales without technological protections against piracy that are included in most music bought over the Internet now, sources said on Thursday.” And let’s face it, it’s about time, too. What […]

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Apple and the death of DRM

Digital Rights Management systems, better and more infamously known as DRM are software and / or hardware mechanisms designed to limit the usage of certain digital media. That’s a summary that most would agree with completely. It’s worth then dwelling on this point, because at no point did I mention that DRM is a mechanism […]