Last week I blogged about Steve Jobs calling for an end Digital Rights Management (Steve Jobs takes on DRM). Add Yahoo! and music giant EMI to the list.
A USA Today article (EMI in talks to dump copy protection) reports that David Goldberg, General Manager for Yahoo Music, believes online music sales would increase by 15% to 20% without DRM. The article quotes Goldberg as saying “The labels understand that DRM has to go. It’s nothing but a tax on digital consumers.”
The article also reports that EMI is in discussions with online music stores to sell its catalog free of DRM protections, and has already done so with music by Norah Jones.
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