Will the Apple-EMI Deal End DRM?

The music label's agreement to sell unprotected songs on iTunes has the industry abuzz about the future of digital rights management

Of all the parties walking away as winners in the deal between Apple and EMI to remove copy restrictions from digital music, Tom Cullen is among those who worked the least, but benefited greatly. Sonos, a five-year-old company that sells a line of wireless devices that play digital music tracks around the home, has always suffered because it couldn't play songs purchased from Apple's (AAPL) iTunes store.

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