DRM Music era over tomorrow? Update: Not likely

Update: C|Net refutes the claims..we’ll have to wait until Macworld it looks like

Well, we saw a preview a few weeks ago (and a week before that).  For a brief period of time, you could update some of your Sony, Warner and Universal iTunes to high quality DRM free version.  But that capability was taken down as quickly as it was put up.  Likely just a false start.

If the end of Music DRM is tomorrow, Apple doesn’t plan on having a big event for it.  You’d think this would be a big show, but no invitations mean no party or liveblogs or anything fun.  French website Eletron Libre has the goods:

…The signals are clear today. iTunes should offer catalogs of three majors Universal Music, SonyBMG Music and Waner [sic] rid of technological protection measures next Tuesday, Dec. 9. The transition to DRM Free should be at a global level…

If it ain’t tomorrow, it will by Macworld.  We wonder if this has anything to do with the Netgear announcement?

Will you miss DRM?  Will you cry?  How about when Apple turns off those validation servers and all of the old, DRM’d music is orphanned?

[Electron Libre via AppleInsider via Gizmodo]

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