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Warner-Amazon Team To Sell DRM-Free Music

Los Angeles (CA) - Today, Warner Music Group said it would begin selling MP3 audio on’s digital music service without any form of DRM, or Digital Rights Management. This latest move away from DRM, the third in the industry with Sony as the only remaining holdout with its reputation-damaging root kit for legally purchased audio CDs, indicates the record industry now recognizes a little piracy seems more preferable than lost revenue from fewer online download music sales when DRM is concerned.

Most consumers have demonstrated they’re more willing to buy a non-DRM MP3 they could play on their computer, car, iPod and cell phone, and other devices, versus paying for a DRM non-MP3 that can only be played in certain applications.

Read more ... New York Times.