yahoo! says: drm sucks

And I couldn’t agree more.

Through here I ran into this neat post on the Yahoo! music blog where they claim they want music to be without nasty DRM features, and that labels just sell plain good old mp3’s.

Good stuff if you ask me. DRM sucks, and it’s good to see that a big player is actually making a point into that direction for once.
I don’t see myself buying any personalised Jessica Simpson latest hit mp3’s off Yahoo!s, but still, if they start selling without DRM, maybe others will follow, and we’ll be ridded of all that shitty crippleware for good in the end. Like when hell freezes over I guess.

For less commercial stuff and sweet mp3’s without DRM, you might wanna check out Beatport. Tons of phat drum’n’bass there.
Or stay tuned here, for more links to taste audio files filled with sizzling beats and breaks.

4 thoughts on “yahoo! says: drm sucks

  1. n3wjack Post author

    My guess is the major labels simply don’t want Yahoo to sell plain mp3’s at the same price as the DRM crippled versions. They probably think that the mp3’s will make them lose money as people can use them as they see fit, to burn on a cd-r or transfer to whatever player they want, in any format.

    So upping the price on the mp3 version will cover for that possible “loss”… which is bullshit imho.

  2. n3wjack Post author

    My guess is the major labels simply don’t want Yahoo to sell plain mp3’s at the same price as the DRM crippled versions. They probably think that the mp3’s will make them lose money as people can use them as they see fit, to burn on a cd-r or transfer to whatever player they want, in any format.

    So upping the price on the mp3 version will cover for that possible “loss”… which is bullshit imho.

  3. Brenda

    the question is, if DRM costs more, why do Yahoo sell the drm-ed files for less and charge more for the plain mp3s?

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