DRM dead, music industry finally admits

Toshiba’s not the only one making a quiet u-turn today: the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the long time defender of DRM software on music downloads, has finally admitted that the practice of adding restrictions to tracks you download is “dead”. Well, that didn’t take long. Only a good ten years, but what’s a decade between friends, right?

The RIAA has long defended DRM (digital rights management) software in its fight against music piracy, insisting that limiting the devices you could play a song you’ve paid for on was a help, not a hindrance. Now though, the RIAA’s chief spokesperson has finally gone on record to admit that it no longer has a future.

While speaking to SCMagazine, Jonathan Lamy was quizzed on…

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