Although you could go to Amazon and buy any song completely free of DRM, Apple and its iTunes music service have been slow to come around on the prospect of releasing control of “digital rights management” for tunes purchased through iTunes Store.
Until today, that is.
Tech rumours were flying on Monday that, as of December 9th, Apple will remove DRM on songs published by the remaining major record labels: Sony, Universal and Warner.
Has it happened? What do you think?
Apple is believed to be on the verge of an end-of-year push that would start by finally offering unprotected iTunes Store music from all major labels and would switch a special post-holiday campaign giving away music and videos to Europeans.
A report from last week brought to AppleInsider’s attention by French technology site ElectronLibre asserts that it’s now “clear” Apple will spark new interest in its music store by removing DRM from tracks published by Sony, Universal and Warner on December 9th.