This is major progress. First Steve Jobs comes out against Digital Rights Management and now one of the major labels is starting to crack. Could this be the start of a sane policy of selling unprotected music. As someone who owns both iPod and non-iPod music players and likes a choice of where to buy music, I sure hope so.
Music company EMI Group PLC – home of The Rolling Stones and Coldplay – has been talking with online retailers about possibly selling its entire digital music catalog in MP3 format without copy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing numerous people familiar with the matter.