Universal Music to Offer Downloads Without Copy Protection

Universal Music Group said it will sell digital music from artists such as Sting, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder without the customary copy-protection technology for a limited time. Tracks from thousands of albums will be available for purchase on the recording artists' websites and through several established online music retailers, although Universal is excluding Apple's iTunes store, the No. 1 online music retailer.

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