DRM freedom

July 22, 2006

An article at [Playlist](http://playlistmag.com/news/2006/07/21/yahoodrm/index.php), says Yahoo have become the first mainstream digital music sites to sell a song without DRM (digital rights management) copy protection.

This means the song can be burnt to CD as many times as the buyer wants and play it on almost any music player.
> Writing on Yahoo’s music blog on Wednesday, Ian Rogers, a director of product management at Yahoo, said that Yahoo has been trying to convince record labels to sell DRM-free music for a while. “Our position is simple: DRM doesn’t add any value for the artist, label (who are selling DRM-free music every day — the compact disc), or consumer, the only people it adds value to are the technology companies who are interested in locking consumers to a particular technology platform,” he wrote.

It’s a short article but worth a read if you’re interested in music.

[via Playlist](http://playlistmag.com/news/2006/07/21/yahoodrm/index.php)

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