Apple Might Open Their DRM

File this in the “could be news” department. Of course, it’ll only be to licensed partners but this could end up being a very strategic move depending on how it’s actually executed. Seeing how it’s really the only DRM to really get traction among the online distribution market, it could make it harder for the other players to promote their own DRM.

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Apple plans to open up protected music and movies content bought from the iTunes Store , has learned.

The iPod maker is expected to make two announcements, possibly as early as this week – the first will be to allow streaming of protected AAC content via USB; the second will be to licence its Fairplay DRM to the company’s Made For iPod licencees. | News | Apple to open up Fairplay DRM