December 3, 2007 - 5:13 am - Posted by iDunzo
Wal-Mart has ordered record labels to kill off DRM once and for all. The market or at least the one that matters most has spoken.
The mega-retailer is mandating that suppliers provide MP3 versions of everything, according to Billboard. Most have already complied, its article suggests, with Sony BMG the predictable holdout.
Let us forget for a moment that Wal-Mart’s online music store is a joke. When Wal-Mart tells content publishers to jump, they don’t ask how high: they just do it. No-one wants to be taken off that particular shelf.