Friday, May 27, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Corsair Bulldog PC Is Seeking A Place In Your Living Room
Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 Released In China
SSD Adoption in Notebooks To Increase This Year As TLC NAND Market Matures
Samsung To Launch "Samsung Pay Mini" Online Payments App
Facebook Publishers To Show Ads To Everyone
Samsung and Warner Bros. Release The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition
Acer At Computex 2016
Google Wins Oracle in Android Trial
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Yahoo T...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, July 21, 2006
Yahoo Trials DRM-free MP3 Downloads


Yahoo! Music has started to unofficially offer an MP3 version of the new Jessica Simpson song "A Public Affair" without DRM constrains, for $1.99.

Despite the fact that the Yahoo! Music sells the song for twice the price of Apple's iTunes, the company's offer is expected to attract a significant amount of people by removing the DRM protection from the MP3 files.

According to Yahoo:

"DRM doesn't add any value for the artist, label (who are selling DRM-free music every day - the Compact Disc), or consumer, the only people it adds value to are the technology companies who are interested in locking consumers to a particular technology platform."

"We've also been saying that DRM has a cost. It's very expensive for companies like Yahoo! to implement. We?d much rather have our engineers building better personalization, recommendations, playlisting applications, community apps, etc, instead of complex provisioning systems which at the end of the day allow you to burn a CD and take the DRM back off, anyway! And on the consumer end there is certainly some discount built into that $0.99 download for the fact that you can burn a limited number of times, can't play it on your Squeezebox, can?t DJ it with your DJ software, and can't make a movie out of it with iMovie - I certainly hope so. Un-DRM?d content is implicitly more valuable to a consumer."

The company says it's still working with major record labels to form an agreement. No time frame has been released on just when Yahoo's full blown DRM-free music store will open.

The song can be downloaded at http://music.yahoo.com.


Previous
Next
Optical media Company Sponsors T-Shirt Design Competition        All News        Nikon 10.2 mp DSLR Available in 19 Days
AMD to Acquire ATI Technologies     General Computing News      Microsoft Warns About a PowerPoint Virus

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Yahoo Reaches Agreement With Starboard
Yahoo Revenue Slightly Falls
Google Added To List Of Bidders For Yahoo's Core Business
Microsoft Supports Yahoo Bidders
Starboard Launches Proxy Fight Against Yahoo Board
Time Could Bid for Yahoo's Internet Business: report
Yahoo Forms Independent Committee to Explore Strategic Alternatives
Verizon Expores Yahoo Deal Options: report
Yahoo Outlines Plan To Accelerate Growth
Yahoo Releases Machine Learning Dataset for Researchers
Yahoo Scraps Alibaba Spinoff
Yahoo Introduces The New Messenger on Mobile, the Web and in Yahoo Mail

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .