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Vodafone music store drops DRM protection

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Mar 2009 22:15 User comments (2)

Vodafone music store drops DRM protection The Vodafone Music Store, which currently has over 1 million tracks available to users, has announced it will be dropping DRM copyright protection for the music while signing new deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Music.
Vodafone says the deals are the first of their kind, allowing users on the Vodafone network to download DRM-free music directly to their handsets.

For users that have already purchased DRM-crippled tracks from the store, an upgrade to DRM-free MP3s will be available, free of charge.

"Music is central to many of our customers' lives,"
added Pieter Knook, Vodafone Internet Services Director. "By Vodafone pioneering DRM free on mobile and offering MP3s on PC, they will now have the freedom to download tracks from their favourite artists without any device restrictions allowing them to experience their music however they want it, wherever they are."

Notably missing from the new offering however is Big 4 record label Warner, which has recently signed with Nokia's Comes With Music service.

Throughout 2009, Vodafone will be launching the DRM services in Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Iceland, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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114.3.2009 15:19

good pogress

27.7.2009 5:19

Nice program:)

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