Wal-Mart Relents, Will Continue DRM Support

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2008 2:38 PM CDT
Music and movies are seen on display at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Wal-Mart has backed off plans to shut off its DRM server, at least for now, Wired reports. The retail behemoth had warned online music store customers of the upcoming shutdown, which would prevent customers from moving any files they’d already bought. Now, after public outcry, Wal-Mart is relenting—just as Yahoo and Microsoft relented when they attempted similar moves, CNET reports.