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EMI ditches DRM, world applauds, and I can finally recommend iTunes to my parents

I honestly did not ever expect that to happen. And to think I’d been badmouthing those music industry jerkholes all this time. It turns out they aren’t complete idiots.

Still, I’m kind of backward when it comes to buying music. I like vinyl and CDs; I’m a hoarder. I trialed eMusic for a month, downloading two perfectly good, DRM-free albums with all the legal consent the artist had to offer, and I still felt like I had to buy the CDs. Physical media, I’m stuck on you.

But the world is full of people more reasonable than I, and this is good news for all of them.