Surprise, Surprise: WalMart Changes Its Mind, Keeps DRM Servers Running (For Now)

from the and-again dept

A couple weeks back, we noted with surprise Wal-Mart's decision to turn off its DRM servers with little warning. After all, both Yahoo and Microsoft had tried to do the same thing, but eventually backed down in front of rather public backlash from customers. It's hard to believe that no one in charge of Wal-Mart's music offering was aware of that. But, still, the company tried to shut down the DRM servers. And, surprise, surprise, there was widespread backlash. So, not surprisingly, Wal-Mart has backed down and promised to keep the DRM servers running for the time being.
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Filed Under: drm, servers
Companies: microsoft, wal-mart, yahoo


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  1. identicon
    Twinrova, 10 Oct 2008 @ 3:50am

    Eh?

    If Walmart's decision to shut these servers down is based on cost, why not let the DRM consumer convert their MP3s?

    This way, everyone wins.

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