You now have the ability to download the entire EMI artist catalog DRM-free. No usage restrictions. Plus the audio is encoded at 256 kbps, twice the quality of the current bit rate.
Check the press releases for the full details:
EMI: EMI Music launches DRM-free superior sound quality downloads across its entire digital repertoire
Apple: Apple Unveils Higher Quality DRM-Free Music on the iTunes Store
This is a huge leap towards a DRM-free world and a giant middle finger to the RIAA. If this move actually grows digital music sales, which I suspect it will, then we can expect to see the RIAA sink into the quicksand fast. It’s about time.