Amazon planning DRM-free music store

Posted on Thursday, Dec 21 2006 @ 04:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Amazon is planning to release a DRM-free online music store next year.
We talked to an Amazon spokesman today, who said the company was positive about the "massive growth" in the download market. He confirmed that providing digital music was "definitely an area of interest" for the retailer.

Already the internet's number one destination for physical music sales, the most shocking thing about the news is that it has taken them so long. One explanation being touted is that Amazon will launch DRM-free, which will have required delicate and drawn out negotiations with nervous major record labels.


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