Background: This morning, EMI Group announced it will start in May to sell individual song downloads and albums on Apple's iTunes without Digital Rights Management (DRM) software. The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president of Public Knowledge:
“This is a great day for consumers. Two major figures in the digital music industry, EMI and Apple, recognize that offering high-quality music without the inconvenience of Digital Rights Management (DRM) will be an incentive for consumers to purchase more music. Consumers will have the same digital freedom from an album they download as one they purchase from a store. We can only hope that the rest of the industry takes such an enlightened view.”
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