Ailing music biz set to relax digital restrictions
by ANTONY BRUNO
Reuters/ Billboard, publication date: January 2, 2007
"In 2007, the majors will get the message, and the DRM wall will begin to crumble. Why? Because they'll no longer be able to point to a growing digital marketplace as justification that DRM works. Revenue from digital downloads and mobile content is expected to be flat or, in some cases, decline next year. If the digital market does in fact stall, alternatives to DRM will look much more attractive."
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