Tuesday, February 06, 2007

DRM for music downloads should cease to exist?

With the stunning global success of Apple’s iPod music player and iTunes online music store, some have called for Apple to “open” the digital rights management (DRM) system that Apple uses to protect its music against theft, so that music purchased from iTunes can be played on digital devices purchased from other companies, and protected music purchased from other online music stores can play on iPods. Let’s examine the current situation and how we got here, then look at three possible alternatives for the future.

Steve Jobs in a open letter on the Apple site

There's already a mentality that software should be free... music too?

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