February 2007


Picked up from MacRumors the link to Steve Jobs posting on DRM Thoughts On Music.

This is clearly stimulated by the recent legal activity in Europe surrounding FairPlay and Jobs is using this as an opportunity to get the legal systems to point at the real culprits, the music companies, which as His Steveness rightly points out, are in the majority European companies. Interesting tactic.

One quote to get your juices flowing:

The third alternative is to abolish DRMs entirely. Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. In such a world, any player can play music purchased from any store, and any store can sell music which is playable on all players. This is clearly the best alternative for consumers, and Apple would embrace it in a heartbeat.