Metallica repents, sort of

Posted by Wired

The band has a long, storied history of clashing with fans online, but along with its label, it hopes to make amends with a new website called Mission: Metallica, offering fans a chance to "experience the new album before it's done" that will offer its upcoming album in the unprotected MP3 format -- no digital rights management attached. When the two-years-in-the-making album is finally ready to be released, members of the site will be able to download it in the DRM-free MP3 format - quite a big step for the band that sued the original Napster.

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