Jobs on DRM

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 3:56 PM | comments: 1

Steve Jobs says we should ditch DRM...

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughtsonmusic/

I'm right behind him on that front. I think that being the third or fourth largest music retailer, it lends some credibility to what he says. DRM gets in the way for legal customers, but doesn't prevent pirates from doing anything. It absolutely floors me that the record companies don't get this. It's very unfortunate, and I doubt Jobs can convince them otherwise.


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dj, February 9, 2007, 3:55 PM #

While I applaud this obvious jab at the labels, this is hardly a new concept. I suppose, though, that it's somewhat more relevant in that it comes from the leader in the musical DLC arena.

I do find the RIAA's response to be hilarious though:

Apple's offer to license FairPlay to other technology companies is a welcome breakthrough and would be a real victory for fans, artists and labels.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/08/riaa_apple/


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