In a comment on Mack’s post about iTunes going DRM-free I speculated whether they would still keep identity information in tracks to fight file sharing.
Well I’ll happily boast that I seemed to have called it.
The BBC is reporting that the new DRM-free tracks have the full name and email address of the purchaser in them!
The DRM-‘full’ tracks apparently also had this, but it appears that DRM-free, doesn’t mean scott-free or audit-free sharing.
I personally really think this was to be expected. Perhaps it’s stated somewhere, but it’s clearly not obvious to most.
So don’t expect someone to set up something like the old-style Napster again fueled by iTunes downloads 🙂