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Bye-bye DRM on iTunes

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The MacWorld Expo 2009is on at the moment, and yesterday was the keynote, which was interesting despite the absence of the turtle-necked wonder(get well soon Steve). By far the best news was that the entire iTunes library is going DRM-free by the end of March 09. As of yesterday, 80% of the songs are DRM-free, and the remaining 20% will have their DRM removed in the next 3 months. Apple have wanted to do this for a while of course, but the music labels have been dragging their feet - only EMI were willing to do DRM-free on iTunes before this.

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