writes to let us know that First Word Records
, a U.K.-based record label, is now selling vinyl records that come with codes
that allow you to download a 320-kbit MP3 of that record's content. The article mentions another independent label, Saddle Creek
, that also offers DRM-free downloads with some vinyl records. The co-founder of First Word is quoted on why they didn't DRM the download: "Making a legal, paid-for version of the file less useful than a copied or pirated one doesn't make sense."