Amazon's Tune: No DRM

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NEW YORK Digital music without copyright protection gained more momentum Wednesday as Amazon.com made it official that it will launch a DRM-free digital music store this year. The electronic retailer plans to partner with more than 12,000 record labels to offer millions of songs for paid download.

EMI Group, which recently raised eyebrows in the industry by signing a DRM-free music deal with Apple’s iTunes Store, is the first major record label to sign on with Amazon.com,

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