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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Steve Jobs Calls for End of DRM

Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, has just posted his thoughts about the DRM problematic on Apple's website, claiming that Apple would embrace a DRM-free market if such a thing could be possible. Mr. Jobs then goes on and lists three viable alternatives to DRM systems. From the article:

Why would the big four music companies agree to let Apple and others distribute their music without using DRM systems to protect it? The simplest answer is because DRMs haven’t worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy. Though the big four music companies require that all their music sold online be protected with DRMs, these same music companies continue to sell billions of CDs a year which contain completely unprotected music. That’s right! No DRM system was ever developed for the CD, so all the music distributed on CDs can be easily uploaded to the Internet, then (illegally) downloaded and played on any computer or player.

This last quote only proves one thing: Music companies are managed by a bunch of bozos who have no ideas about how the Internet or technology truly works.


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