‘DRM-free’ iTunes songs raise concerns

From CNN:

Apple Inc.’s recent rollout of songs without copy protection software at its iTunes Store has given consumers new flexibility, but questions have emerged over the company’s inclusion of personal data in purchased music tracks.

Are the songs that are being billed as free of so-called digital rights management technology really “DRM-free” or are there still strings attached?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a consumer watchdog group, said the embedded user information in the purchased track raises privacy issues.

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  • DRM-free is not Freeware

    There is a lot of discussion now about DRM-free music downloads from iTunes and Amazon. The misconception is that DRM-free implies that the music is sold without any restrictions at all. That is not true. The restriction against copying always

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