Napster Will Only Sell MP3 Downloads Starting This Spring
Napster has disclosed that it will only sell digital downloads in the MP3 format starting in the second quarter of 2008. The announcement, the latest blow to copy protection, comes on the heels of Sony BMG’s decision last week to allow MP3 sales of its catalog. Napster utilized Microsoft’s Windows-based digital rights management (DRM) for copy protection.
Napster claims it has 750,000 subscribers who use both its music subscription and download services.