NY Times: “EMI to Allow Apple To Sell Songs Online“:
“EMI Group PLC on Monday announced a deal that will allow computer company Apple Inc. to sell the record company’s songs online without copy protection software.
The agreement means that customers of Apple’s iTunes store will soon be able to play downloaded songs by the Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Coldplay and other top-selling artists without the copying restrictions once imposed by their label.
EMI said almost all of its catalog, excluding music by The Beatles, is included in the deal”