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Steve Jobs on DRM and Music Piracy

2007-02-07 19:50:34.806369+00 by ebradway 1 comments

If you haven't seen Steve Job's thoughts on music, be sure to check it out. Basically, he rails on the music publishers for requiring DRM and hindering cross-player acceptance, citing stats that 90% of music is sold DRM-free in the form of CDs.

[ related topics: Apple Computer Music ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-08 00:40:00.164758+00 by: Dan Lyke

Lawrence Lessig has an interesting come-back:

There are artists on iTunes whose creative work is Creative Commons licensed. Colin Mutchler is one. When his stuff first went into iTunes, he requested the DRM be turned off. The request was refused. But if no-DRM is Apple’s preferred policy, then let them begin here.

Also worth reading is Freedom to Tinker's look at what the letter is really saying and Daring Fireball's discussion of the letter in the context of recent developments in Europe.

All of these links were stolen from an entry at Rafe Colburn's site.