What's New: iTunes Removes DRM From Downloads

Apple has announced several changes to its iTunes online store at Macworld Expo, the most significant of which is the removal of Digital Rights Management (DRM) copy protection from purchased songs. Starting today, 8 million of iTunes' 10 million songs will be available without DRM; the rest are expected by the end of March.

To date, iTunes has priced songs at 99 cents per song. In April, Apple will launch three pricing tiers, of 69 and 99 cents, and also $1.29. Apple says that more songs will be at the $0.69 level than the $1.29 level.

Apple has sold 6 billion songs via iTunes since its launch in 2003.

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2009 03:01 pm CST

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