We knew it was imminent after this morning's iTunes software update
. Now, after all our collective
bitching and moaning, they're here
: DRM-free tracks on Apple's iTunes Plus store. Sure, there are plenty
on-line music stores offering similar 256kbps AAC
quality music, DRM-free for less than a $1.29 iTunes Plus cost per track ($0.30 upgrade for each song already downloaded or about $3.00 for "most albums"). Ok, still no Beatles tracks and we're only talking about EMI music for now, but this is iTunes kids -- the big download daddy of on-line music. Now put down that BitTorrent client and get out there and support Fair Use
kids, the future is yours.