RealNetworks Enables Consumers To Buy Digital Music That Plays On All Devices
FROM THE “IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY DID THIS” DEPARTMENT:
RealNetworks today announced Harmony Technology, the world’s first digital rights management translation system to enable consumers to securely transfer purchased music to every popular secure music device including the iPod.
Harmony Technology frees consumers from the limitation of being locked into a specific portable device when they buy digital music. Now consumers can build their library of downloads secure in the knowledge that it will play on virtually whatever device they choose.
“Compatibility is key to bringing digital music to the masses,” said Rob Glaser, founder and CEO, RealNetworks, Inc. “Before Harmony, consumers buying digital music got locked into a specific kind of portable player. Harmony changes all that. Thanks to Harmony, consumers don’t have to worry about technology when buying music. Now anyone can buy music, move it to their favorite portable device, and it will just work, just like the way DVD and CDs work.”