British record label EMI is investigating getting rid of DRM-laden compact discs as per the requests of many of its customers. Even though the company hasn't made a disc with DRM "for the last few months," it's still quick to point out that no decisions have been made thus far. One of the main reasons why it's looking into the matter is the iPod. It seems that enough people bitched and moaned that they couldn't (easily) transfer music from EMI CDs to their precious MP3 player of choice. Sure, EMI never put rootkits on people's computers, but the sooner that companies realize that DRM is a dead-end, the sooner we can all listen to Robbie Williams uninhibited.


EMI reviewing CD content protection technology [Reuters]