I was reading my daily news over at the ol’ Tennessean, and saw that EMI is claiming their DRM-free tracks on iTunes are selling well. Another (possibly untrustworthy) source claims:
Since EMI ditched the DRM on iTunes it has seen sales of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon increase by between 272 and 350 percent
This is an excellent sign. With the massive increase in power to conglomerates (in every industry, actually), the only real way consumers have to voice their preferences is with their
checkbook PayPal account. Plus it’s a lot more “friendly” than waiting to deal with lawsuits from the RIAA.
If you believe, like many of us do, that DRM is eviler than Google, I can only recommend two paths:
- Write your congressperson
- Buy a DRM-free track for $0.99
Pick whichever one you find easier, and, as the swoosh says, just do it.
note: big props to Mr Underpants for finding the typo in my post today.