I predicted that 2008 was the year DRM would die. After Wal-Mart, MSN Music and Yahoo! and many others closed their DRM systems now the last and most important one iTunes has switched off DRM. So my prediction has come true. Read More.
As more stores and record labels abandon digital rights management, Apple may have an alternative plan for subscription services, writes Tim Anderson. Link
I thought DRM will die this year and it seems to do. David Hughes now thinks DRM is comming back. Link
Sony will phase out the CONNECT™ DRM Music Service in the U.S. and Canada. You are advised to burn CD’s from your DRM files now.
- To ensure continued access to your content, we strongly recommend that customers archive their library to audio CD’s and/or make a backup using SonicStage
They do not ensure the DRM content will work after March 31, 2008. A lot of people will lose their collections because Sony is not warning their customers in TV spots or on their site. If you read this blog you know your DRM files will also die this year and perhaps already made a backup or ripped your own content 😉 Now Sony strongly recommends you to do this! More info.
It seems we need a converter for this DRM from Qtrax to get the music on a MP3 player. Because 2008 is the year DRM will die I think this service has to disable the DRM themselves at the end of this year to stay in business. For now lets wait for the DRM player to come online.
I normally hear about Web 2.0 sites on Podcasts I listen to or see something about them on the net. SeeqPod escaped my attention until Warner Music Group sued them this week. Because 2008 is the year DRM will die we will see more suing this year by the old Music industry. They have a hard time adopting to a word where Young people don’t want CD’s anymore. They just want to download music to their phone or MP3 player. They will not stop this movement away from CD’s by suing sites like SeeqPod I think.