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EMI asking for offers on their music, sans DRM's

Jan 29, 2006
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It seems like the music industry really is turning away from the highly-criticized DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology. EMI, a record label, has been asking companies for offers of all their music. And this time, instead of offering it as a DRM-infested WMA, EMI is offering it as an unaltered MP3 file. There will be more details if music distributors such as iTunes, Yahoo Music, and Urge decide to buy these clean MP3 files.

Source: The Inquirer

Wile E

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Finally! The winds of change are blowing. It seems the RIAA shot themselves in the foot with their asinine behavior. Serves them right.


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I just wish the files were WMA because you can get smaller file sizes with superior sound quality.

Teh Gimp

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I just wish the files were WMA because you can get smaller file sizes with superior sound quality.
This may be true, but it is mucher harder to convert out of WMA because of its slightly DRM nature.
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screw wma and mp3 vorbis(.ogg) 4eva latest aotuv lancer mods convert any sorce to ogg FAST an even at LOW bitrates its quility is STELLER

good news tho, now just need to convence people to ditch mp3 for vorbis and the like where quility is acctualy excelent and there are no licence fees to use it(mp3 is licneced so leigaly to make them u need to pay a fee)