Steve Jobs calls on music industry to drop DRM

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Apple’s chief executive has just called on record companies to allow music download stores to sell music without anti-piracy controls, according to this washingtonpost report. This comes…

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#2

Old Steve is getting his DRM ass kicked in Europe so he decides everyone should stop using it. What a putz. I wish Steve Wozniak was running Apple. That man has some real class and integrity.


#3

OK, Steve, Let’s see Apple and i-tunes lead the way. Drop the DRM on your company’s music first and I will single-source my purchases to i-tunes. Then I should be able to play it from my i-pod and any other compatable player, right?..RIGHT?


#4

I might actually buy some music online if they drop the DRM. Could open the floodgates if they do. Well done to Steve Jobs, its the record labels that have done this, not apple.


#5

go to emusic.com for DRM-free music and cheaper prices. Canada’s #1 label, Nettwerk, also has DRM-free purchases at werkshop.com . Nettwerk doesn’t suck on the proverbial titties of the RIAA the way American companies do. :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

…meanwhile, in the shadows… Jobs’ own company, Disney, continues to infect their DVD’s with computer-crippling DRM applications that install without the user’s knowledge or consent. nice double-standard there Steve! oh, and did I mention that the DRM apps are PC-only?! again, nice double-standard. Apple sucks!


#7

Since when did Disney become “Jobs’ own company”?


#8

We should all know tha tJobs is only making this play because he probably has contract negotiations coming up with the labels, and he is trying to get as much leverage as possible when it comes to the new contracts. He is probably sick of being screwed with no royalties, while the RIAA reaps the HUGEST profits of any product they have ever made.


#9

Jobs is the highest stockholder of Disney, and is part of a six-man committee that controls Disney’s corporate direction. I’d say by those terms, he has the most sway of anybody in the organization.


#10

Jobs is the highest stockholder of Disney, and is part of a six-man committee that controls Disney’s corporate direction. I’d say by those terms, he has the most sway of anybody in the organization.


#11

Steve Jobs is such a comical character. He’s a good example of what happens when someone with too much money and too much power gets carried away. Read this article commenting on his sudden anti-DRM stance. It’s funny, because it’s true. http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37492 “Beware of turtlenecked people afraid of competition bearing gifts.” :r


#12

Steve Jobs is such a comical character. He’s a good example of what happens when someone with too much money and too much power gets carried away. Read this article commenting on his sudden anti-DRM stance. It’s funny, because it’s true. http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37492 “Beware of turtlenecked people afraid of competition bearing gifts.” :r


#13

Waethorn, I see you’re an ass on every forum you post to. What a shock.