As Andrew Leonard notes, with Apple’s announcement today that the iTunes Store is phasing out DRM on the music sold there, we can say that music DRM is dead. It took longer than most would have hoped, but I’m so glad to see it happen. It makes you wonder what’s going to happen with the Kindle down the road. I’m still amazed that people are licensing books from Amazon.com instead of buying them for themselves.
January 7, 2009 at 12:05 pm
DRM is not dead until NO ONE is using it any more.
January 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm
The market for DRM-protected music appears to have dried up. Surely some companies will cling to it, but for all intents and purposes, it’s going away.