Apple’s Move May Make AAC Music Industry Standard

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stivi writes “BusinessWeek has up an article about a war: a standards war in the online music business. Apple’s recent deal with EMI to sell DRM-free songs from the publisher’s catalog on iTunes may clinch the iPod’s AAC format as the industry standard… With time, practically all music stores will be selling iPod-compatible songs. This will be considered a Richter 10 event at Microsoft.'”

Anything that brings [[M$]] down a notch is a good thing. If it helps [[Apple]], it’s a better thing. If it makes more music available without DRM and lock in, it’s the best possible thing. Let’s hope this happens.