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First Apple, now Amazon

05/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/17/technology/17amazon-web.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

The first chink in the DRM wall was when Apple's iTunes store started selling EMI's music in a non-DRM'd format (albeit at a markup.) Now Amazon is joining the fray selling the same catalogue. This is good and I hope other music distributors and recording studios follow suit.

On the side, it's interesting that Amazon, known primarily as an online bookstore, is described as:

the Internet’s most successful seller of physical CDs

I can easily believe that given that I buy almost all of my CDs via them these days due to pricing and the depth of the catalogue.

(Via Matthew Yglesias)

 

4 comments

Comment from: Adam [Member]  
Adam

English Literature. We do criticism and analysis, not spelling. That’s for people with B.Ed’s.

05/17/07 @ 21:19
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

Need I point out someone’s prior pedantry on my comment sections? :)

*poke* *poke* *poke*

05/28/07 @ 16:14
Comment from: Adam [Member]  
Adam

Are you sure you want to dare me to start nitpicking your posts? :)

05/29/07 @ 12:57
Comment from: Adam [Member]  
Adam

The nitpicking has not yet begun, oh blogmeister!

05/29/07 @ 15:14
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