Since the announcement of the entire iTunes Store having iTunes Plus, all songs downloaded are/will be technically compatible with all MP3 players, as iTunes Plus files do not contain DRM. Due to the removal of DRM, Norway has dropped it’s complaint against iTunes, which argued that songs downloaded from iTunes were only compatible with one player by one company, creating an unfair market.
Apple’s removal of DRM has set off only good in the press, with the consumers, and in the business world. Although once criticized for its DRM, Apple’s iTunes Store is now being applauded for its attempt to remove all DRM from the store and increase quality of files without a significant change in price. Announced on January 6, iTunes will be completely DRM free by April.