Consumers will be able to download songs that come without copyright protection once Amazon.com start selling it in the near future. This will enable consumers to burn their own CDs freely as well as tranferring it to the computers, iPods and cell phones without limits, mostly in MP3 format.
There will be million of songs available from 12,000 records which Amazon.com has licences to it.
What is DRM? Digital Rights Management means technologies attempt to control or prevent access to or copying of digital media, which can otherwise be copied with very little cost or effort.
Some articles to read:
1. Amazon to sell unprotected music (BBC News)
2. Amazon to sell music with copy protection (The NY Times Technology)
3. Amazon takes digital music scales to unprotected level (USA Today Tech)
4. Amazon plans iTunes rival (The Register)