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RIAA: We Didn't Say 'DRM is Dead'

Earlier this week, TorrentFreak reported that Jonathan Lamy, chief spokesperson for the RIAA, pronounced DRM dead when he supposedly said, "DRM is dead, isn’t it?"

According to InformationWeek, Lamy's full, original comment to SC Magazine read: "There is virtually no DRM on music anymore, at least on download services, including iTunes."

TorrentFreak has since posted an update to its story, which read, "Yes, it seemed to good to be true and it is. We just learned the the RIAA never used the word dead in its reply to the reporter. Lamy told TorrentFreak that he only said that there is almost no DRM on (downloaded) music anymore nowadays. In other (our) words: it’s an endangered species, not extinct."

So, it seems that the RIAA is still fully behind DRM, despite various copy protections being slowly shaken off from online music stores.