This is a pretty huge deal. Uh, well it's a pretty huge deal in nerdy internet circles and maybe a little bit of a huge deal in the sort of culture war being waged by the record companies in the US and elsewhere. If you haven't heard, iTunes is going to start selling some content DRM free. It will cost a little more (50 cents per track) and you'll get a higher bitrate file. Also it will only be on a small amount of content at first. Hopefully this is the first step of the death of DRM. If you don't know what DRM is, it's the jerky thing they put on legal music you download in most place (like iTunes, but not like emusic) that makes it so you can't use your downloaded files whenever you want or wherever you want. Like if you download from iTunes currently and you don't have an iPod, you can't put those songs on other MP3 players. It's meant to stop piracy, but it doesn't. All it does is annoy legitimate users and it is hell of lame. So this is pretty cool news.
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