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Record Labels Contemplate Unrestricted Digital Music

Victoria Shannon, reporting for The New York Times:

As even digital music revenue growth falters because of rampant file-sharing by consumers, the major record labels are moving closer to releasing music on the Internet with no copying restrictions — a step they once vowed never to take.

As I wrote back in June, if the record industry really wants interoperability, they’re going to have to abandon DRM.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007