February 07, 2007
Thoughts on Music

Interesting discussion of Steve Jobsís "Thoughts on Music" essay by John Gruber at Daring Fireball, the upshot of which is that DRM is really driven by the record industry and that Apple would gladly drop it if they could.

Me - I'm a CD in the hand sort of a bloke, and I'll probably remain so. I'll certainly never buy DRM encumbered stuff - I want to buy it, not rent it.

Update: The Economist: "Indeed, scrapping DRM would probably increase online-music sales by reducing confusion and incompatibility. With the leading online store, Apple would benefit most. Mr Jobsís argument, in short, is transparently self-serving. It also happens to be right."

Posted to Mac by Simon Brunning at February 07, 2007 02:20 PM
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