Attention music lovers: iTunes Store now sells thousands of songs without copy protection.
That means you can listen to them on any device that plays digital music.
The service – called iTunes Plus – features tracks that are free of digital rights management, or DRM, technology. The copy-protection software limits where songs or movies can be played and distributed.
The unrestricted content means some songs purchased from iTunes will work for the first time directly on portable players other than Apple’s iPod, including Microsoft Corp.’s Zune.
The inaugural batch of iTunes Plus songs includes music from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd and more than a dozen of Paul McCartney’s classic albums.