Napster has officially given two fingers to DRM, dropping copy protection from its entire library in the States as part of a complete overhaul of their online store. What's more, you won’t need to punt a monthly fee in Napster’s direction to get all these aural goodies either. Just front up for your prog–rock mega mixes when you want them, and the job’s a good–un.
That means iPod owners can now fill their boots over at Apple’s major league rival, with six million tunes available minus DRM. That beats the two million iTunes Plus songs that don’t currently pack the restrictive tech.
You don’t need the regular Napster software either, just the web interface, which will work in Linux, OSX and Windows. Nifty. All you need to do is hit the Buy MP3 button and away you go.
No word on when we’ll be getting a taste of the DRM–free life in the UK, but rest assured we’re chasing up to find out.
Napster DRM free
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