It’s important to recognize milestones and victories, and this one can count.
Ed Felten of the Freedom to Tinker blog summarizes it well:
“Last week’s agreement between Apple and the major record companies to eliminate DRM (copy protection) in iTunes songs marks the effective end of DRM for recorded music. The major online music stores are now all DRM-free, and CDs still lack DRM, so consumers who acquire music will now expect it without DRM.”
Why is the victory not complete? Because the world of streaming music still uses DRM. Go to the full article for details on that.