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Music labels get ugly, take DRM fight to each other

June 21st, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sony BMG DRM part of battle for control between Apple, labels – Engadget

Now here’s something I didn’t expect to happen but I am not the least bit surprised by considering this started with labels suing their customers…

Engadget links to a Variety article where they discuss Sony BMG’s decision to use some new DRM and why it’s so easy to crack. Namely, it isn’t pirates they are after.

The new DRM puts pressure on Apple to open the iPod to other online music services. Good? Bad? With 80% of the portable digital music market Apple’s got the upper hand, but I hope that in the end the only pressure Apple would bow to would come from their own customers.

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