DRM Technology For Music May Be Dead: Experts

Law360, New York (January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The recording industry pushed digital rights management, or DRM, technology to protect its copyrighted music from piracy and maintain revenue streams, but under pressure from consumers, record companies have waved the white flag on encoding all of their music with DRM — a decision experts say forecasts the end of such technology in the music industry.

Earlier this month, Amazon.com announced that Sony BMG Music Entertainment would make its catalog of music available DRM-free through the online retailer's music store.

The deal made Amazon the only...
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