October 16, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Yahoo Music Exec: DRM Is a Total Failure

In a Reuters article published yesterday, Yahoo Music general manager David Goldberg offers this choice quote:

"The notion that a track I buy in DRM is protected and one without DRM isn't is a fallacy.... It's all nonsense. Music is never going to be protected, and anybody who tells you that is not being honest.... [Y]ou're just making it hard for people who want to do the right thing to get the music they legitimately purchased on the devices and services that they want."

Nicely put, and this isn't the first time Yahoo Music's sharply criticized DRM and openly expressed its desire to sell major label music in unencrypted formats. When will the major labels come around?


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