Apple announced yesterday that the songs they will be selling via their iTunes store will not be tagged with anti-piracy software from now on.

Currently, all songs bought from iTunes are fixed with DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection software, which controls what media players the songs are played on, as well as the amount of times songs/albums could be transferred and burned to disc. 

From now on, however, the vast majority of songs will be available without this software, and will also be of a higher quality.

In other recession-friendly news, it was also announced that iTunes songs will be available at three price levels from April onwards, instead of the current flat rate (€0.99 in Ireland). Songs will be available at the Euro equivalent of $0.69, $0.99 and $1.29, with Apple boss Steve Jobs promising "many more songs priced at 69 cents, rather than $1.29".