Monday, January 22, 2007

Big Four Considering Ditching DRM?

An article over at iht.com is reporting that media industry officials were looking into ditching DRM requirements for MP3s on the internet. John Kennedy, IFPI head says:
"Each of the majors is wrestling with the advantages and the disadvantages of going with MP3s without any restrictions at all."
With the recent decision by Virgin to distribute music in an unrestricted .mp3 format, this comes as no surprise. The article goes on to say that punters can expect one of the big four record labels to move towards the sale of DRM-free music within the next couple of months.

This shift is entirely logical given the trend set by independent labels allowing fans to download mp3s for free off of their websites.

(via the inq)