Ethan Smith and Nick Wingfeld at the WSJ broke the EMI/digital rights management news on Sunday evening:In a major reversal of the music industry's longstanding antipiracy strategy, EMI Group PLC...

Ethan Smith and Nick Wingfeld at the WSJ broke the EMI/digital rights management news on Sunday evening:

In a major reversal of the music industry’s longstanding antipiracy strategy, EMI Group PLC is set to announce Monday that it plans to sell significant amounts of its catalog without anticopying software, according to people familiar with the matter.

The London-based music company is to make its announcement in a press conference that will feature Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs. EMI is to sell songs without the software — known as digital rights management, or DRM — through Apple’s iTunes Store and possibly through other online outlets, too.

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