Amazon finally launches MP3 store in Japan. Like the one in US, their catalog is entirely DRM free.
It lacks supports from most major labels except EMI, so people are skeptical for the success of the service, but I believe it's a good step to the right direction.
Japan is the only country where iTunes Music Store still implements its DRM system, FairPlay. I don't quite understand why those music publishers still "demand" DRM they sell on the internet. They sell the CDs and even rent(!) them, which can be ripped to your computer without any protection, in a few seconds.
It just doesn't make sense at all.
I pay for music. A lot. Because I like music, and I'd love to listen to my favorite music anywhere on any devices. With DRM, that's just impossible. If I pirate music, that's all possible.
That's just wrong.