Vodafone has joined the growing band of firms that have removed copyright controls from music they sell. The operator said much of the music it offers would be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems by the summer. It has signed deals with Universal, Sony, and EMI to offer the tracks without controls.
Increasing numbers of music stores are turning away from DRM systems that try to limit what people can do with the music they have bought. Apple, 7Digital, and Amazon now all offer customers DRM-free tracks.