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Will Unlocking Online Songs Spur Sales Growth?

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Will Unlocking Online Songs Spur Sales Growth?

Will Unlocking Online Songs Spur Sales Growth?

Will Unlocking Online Songs Spur Sales Growth?

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Next month, Apple's iTunes store will start selling music files from the label EMI that are not protected by digital locks, or digital rights management software.

Those locks are intended to prevent unauthorized online file sharing. But many technology enthusiasts say that the locks can prevent consumers from listening to the music they've paid for.