MP3.com was one of the early pioneers of online music sharing. It started offering direct links to MP3s, which was shut down easily by the music industry. Afterwards, MP3.com has been offering music from emerging groups that want to offer their music online. Now MP3.com will open a novel music store, it will offer DRM free downloads.
I think that they are on to something. The only reason why I have not started using “legal” downloads is that the established players and sites use DRMs. If there is a DRM-free option, then count me in.