Amazon Challenges Apple’s Music Empire

Amazon.com on Thursday added Warner Music Group to the growing number of labels that sell music free of copy protections in its digital music store.The news is a challenge to Apple, which has built a digital distribution empire for copyrighted music around its iPod digital music player and iTunes music store.
http://www.forbes.com/technology/2007/12/27/amazon-digital-music-tech-ebiz-cx_bc_1227amazon.htmlWarner agrees to use MP3 format
Warner Music agrees to sell its music for download on Amazon in MP3 format without copy protection.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7162280.stmAmazon, Warner Music team up to sell music downloads [AFP]
Amazon and Warner Music Group are offering music downloads that would have no copy protection, making them playable on virtually any digital audio device, the companies announced Thursday.
http://news.smh.com.au/amazon-warner-music-team-up-to-sell-music-downloads/20071228-1ja8.html
http://news.theage.com.au/amazon-warner-music-team-up-to-sell-music-downloads/20071228-1ja8.htmlWarner to offer music via Amazon without DRM
Amazon.com Inc. has added songs from Warner Music Group Corp. to the offerings it sells as MP3 files without digital rights management (DRM) technology, the companies said Friday.
http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9054419Wal-Mart cancels movie download service [Reuters]
Wal-Mart Stores quietly canceled its online video download service less than a year after the site went live, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUKN2726104120071228
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6224114.html

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