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Amazon to open DRM-free music store

May 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Is the tyranny of DRM coming to an end? Amazon says that it will take on iTunes with a music store offering 12,000 MP3 tracks free of digital rights management constraints. This will allow its downloads to play on any popular MP3 player, as well as be burnt to CD.
EMI, which announced it would sell DRM-free music via iTunes earlier this year, is contributing its library to the Amazon business. A launch date for the Amazon store has not been announced. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos promised: “Our MP3-only strategy means all the music that customers buy on Amazon is always DRM-free and plays on any device.”

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