Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Steve Jobs: Open Letter About DRM ... wow!

Go quickly to APPLE.COM and read this:

Steve Jobs: Thoughts On Music

I'm really impressed!

MacMinute sums up:

Jobs wants DRM on downloaded music dropped

3:27PM Tuesday February 6: In a statement posted to its Web site, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has called on music companies to stop using digital rights management (DRM) on downloaded music. "So if the music companies are selling over 90 percent of their music DRM-free, what benefits do they get from selling the remaining small percentage of their music encumbered with a DRM system?" said Jobs. "There appear to be none. If anything, the technical expertise and overhead required to create, operate and update a DRM system has limited the number of participants selling DRM protected music. If such requirements were removed, the music industry might experience an influx of new companies willing to invest in innovative new stores and players. This can only be seen as a positive by the music companies."


Anonymous said...

I think I'll go buy some Apple Stock after reading this, it surely has to show how great Apple has and will go to be the best.

Paul Douglas said...

I never thought of it like that.

FYT said...

Although this does come after Apple has shown dominance in music downloads ... Jobs makes great points about the ridiculousness both Apple and consumers have to go through just to support 3%-10% of the market.