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EMI brings DRM-free catalogue to Canada

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Aug 2007 19:16 User comments (3)

EMI brings DRM-free catalogue to Canada Until today, Canadians had little to no choices if they wanted DRM-free music, but that is now set to change.
EMI has announced that they made a partnership with Puretracks, a Canadian authorized music store to offer EMI's DRM-free digital catalogue at $1.29 CAD a track.

"EMI Music Canada wants to give fans the best possible digital music buying experience, and our premium download offering is a fundamental part of our strategy,"
said Deane Cameron, President EMI Music Canada.

"We are proud that Puretracks is the first Canadian retailer to offer EMI's DRM-free downloads in the MP3 format. We are confident that artists on EMI's roster, as well as those on our distributed labels will see a good lift in digital sales as a result."


Unauthorized P2P downloading is still not considered illegal in Canada so it will be interesting to see how well the venture works.

Source:
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13.8.2007 20:06
vinny13
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Unauthorized P2P downloading is still not considered illegal in Canada so it will be interesting to see how well the venture works
I'm Canadian and I didn't even know that! That's awesome!

23.8.2007 21:10
armorthis
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Unauthorized P2P downloading is still not considered illegal in Canada so it will be interesting to see how well the venture works
I'm Canadian and I didn't even know that! That's awesome!
Lol, not too long ago there was a story in the news (in Calgary at least) where they tried to make it illegal and the judge declined.

39.8.2007 4:02

The fact that u can download with no problems is why this has taken awhile to be put in place, otherwise this would have been their earlier.

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