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Steve Jobs and EMI Press Conference on Monday

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From Macrumors:

Late last week, MacRumors had heard rumblings that Steve Jobs and EMI would jointly announce the dropping of Digital Rights Management for EMI’s music associated with iTunes. We were unable to confirm, so we were unable to publish, but this invitation certainly adds credence to this story.

From The Wall Street Journal Online (Requires subscription):

In a major break with the music industry’s longstanding antipiracy strategy, EMI Group PLC is set to announce today that it plans to sell significant amounts of its catalog without anticopying software, according to people familiar with the matter.

The London music company is to make its announcement at a London news conference featuring Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs. EMI is to sell songs without the software — known as digital rights management — through Apple’s iTunes Store and possibly through other online outlets.

Dammit I hope so.

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Written by Kumaran Vijayan

April 1, 2007 at 9:19 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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