PassAlong Networks, developer of digital media innovations and services, announced plans to launch version 2.0 of freedomMP3â„¢, an interoperability platform that offers online music stores the opportunity to provide raw MP3 digital music files that contain security features which honor creator and consumer rights. MP3 files offer true interoperability to consumers because they play on nearly all digital music players including iPodsâ„¢ and cell phones. Now consumers can enjoy the benefits of raw MP3 files and labels can protect their artists’ content with reasonable usage rules.
By balancing what consumers want with what artists and labels need, the freedomMP3 platform offers a solution to the current digital rights management (DRM) dilemma plaguing the music industry. A beta version of freedomMP3 was released in 2006, and, based on feedback from music labels, PassAlong added new protection features to version 2.0. [Read more…]