No More iTunes DRM (songs, at least)

Most every song in the iTunes store went “Plus” today, meaning they are double-quality (and size) 256k AAC format and best, DRM free! Songs will play on unlimited iPods, iPhones, Mac, Windows, and unlimited CD playlist burns.

Upgrading is a crummy $0.30 per track, which made sense when a Plus version went for $1.29. But still, it’s only $0.30 to gain a lot of freedom.

DRM as a concept does not work. It assumes the consumer is the criminal and only punishes people who actually pay for stuff. People that steal songs already get them DRM-free anyway. Kudos to the record companies for finally letting Apple do this.