Amazon music store DRM-free, but watermarked

Just when you thought Big Brother wasn’t going to watch you pay for your track at Amazon, someone figured out that these DRM-free cuts are still watermarked. But, rather than stir up rumors and the whirlwind of denial that most companies open with, Amazon has copped to it. However, they were quick to pawn the blame onto the labels providing them with the tracks, saying: "Amazon does not apply watermarks. Files are generally provided to us from the labels and some labels use watermarks to identify the retailer who sold the tracks (there is no information on the tracks that identifies the customer)." At this point, it doesn’t look like there are any privacy issues, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating to see.

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