Wednesday, January 7, 2009

iTunes goes DRM-free

Okay, so I am on the record as a certified Apple-agnostic.  I can’t imagine ever buying a Mac computer, even though I am a galvanized and enthusiastic iPhone customer.

But even I have to admit that Apple moved a little closer to the light with their announcement of DRM-free music on their iTunes store.  I have steadfastly refused to buy any music from them on principle—I hate DRM and all their endless restrictions of backing up, burning, and updating music licenses.  I have already been bit by the problem and lost $20+ worth of music from other services because of DRM.  Never again.

But the point is moot.  Now that iTunes is DRM free, I am sure they are going to get my loose change ($0.69 to $1.29) and that Amazon is going to lose out on that same change.  Why?  Because it’s just too darn cool to download it straight to your iPhone…


Jake Shore said...

Somewhere an Apple Executive just got his wings.

Trevor Elliott said...

I always thougt DRM stood for Don't Rip Music or maybe Darn Ripoff Mac