April 2nd 2007. Remember that date as the day DRM died, well at least started to die. It appears as though Steve Jobs' call to abolish DRM was heard by someone at EMI, who will begin selling DRM-free music on the iTunes Store.
Apple has announced that iTunes will make individual AAC format tracks available from EMI artists at twice the sound quality of existing downloads, with their DRM removed, at a price of 1.29/â‚¬1.29/Â£0.99. iTunes will continue to offer consumers the ability to pay 0.99/â‚¬0.99/Â£0.79 for standard sound quality tracks with DRM still applied.
Unfortunately, the DRM-free music costs a bit more, but it's a start. I must run to class, but let me know what you think of this news. Be sure to check out TechMeme to get a scope of how big this news really is.