Apple Adds 8 Million More DRM-free Tracks to iTunes

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dougau

Having to fork up 30 cents per track to get the DRM free version of what you already bought may actually piss alot of people off. It sure maks Apple look greedy.

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codepath

It didn't say the HAD to do it. Just that could choose to.

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I Jedi

This was indeed a good move for iTunes, I think. In short, offering people more DRM-free choices to choose from helps ensure that they help maintain their position as the number one provider of online digital music. I say this because sites like Amazon.com offered non-DRM based music that had me attracted to them because of that single issue. Now that iTunes is offering this, too, more widely, I may shop there for my music selection in the future.

Nice to see that more and more companies are making the move and seeing the "error" of their ways. 

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Khaled

now we have to deal with video DRM ...

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Khaled

Totally unrelated, but that new MacBook is one good looking machine ;)

 

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fake gordon mah ung

Thirty-cents more for a song I already own! Does this mean that all DRM-free tracks will be $1.29.

BTW, I think the idiom is shell out, not shelve out.

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Keith E. Whisman

8million? Well that's alot.

Again BTW wasn't there an article a short while ago about Apple getting rid of DRM entirely? What became of that? Are they still going to can DRM? 

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nekollx

Whydo i have to pay extra to have the music i bought work on my conputers?

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pellier

only apple would make custoers pay more money to unlock their music

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nekollx

i might buy this if it was a 1-10 cent fee per track i mean geeze 30 cents? that's a third of the average track rate of 99 cents.

 

Imagine if you baught a CD that only worked in Sony Brad CD players and then they sold you a new one that wpould work on all CD players a year later for seven bucks (average albulm retail rate being $21)

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Digital-Storm

It is actually not that bad. Considering that you get 256bit songs all drm free isntead of the 128bit songs with drm. Also, any song you purchase now comes drm free as long as it has a + next to the price. It is standard now.

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spurdy

Steve Jobs must need the money to cover his medical bills

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Khaled

that's low.

 

You can thank the RIAA and the record labels for paying 30 cents

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