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Steve Jobs scrutinized on his want for DRM-free music

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Steve Jobs announced that he really wants to see DRM go away, much like the rest of the music industry. At the Digital Music Forum East conference, Steve Jobs was made to look like a bit of a hypocrite. While he may want DRM free music, every song (and possibly video) featured on iTunes comes with some form of DRM protection. They claimed that if Steve Jobs really wanted DRM-free music, he would have done away with the DRMs in iTunes as soon as he could. They also said that Apple's proprietary version of DRM is giving the rest of the music world a lot of pain. This falls back on the original music industry's agreement that they need to either do away with DRM's, or all use one version of it.

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He wants them to do away with it, so HIS DRM can reign supreme. Dictator.
 

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They call him a hypocrite, but Apple has no choice but to use DRM, otherwise they don't get the licensing. Where Apple falters, however, is the use of a proprietary DRM. So based stricly on that point, I can kinda see where they're coming from.
 

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Stupid DRM, stupid Apple, stupid Steve Jobs. I say we throw them all into a pit of doom.
 

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I haven't read the entire article, or all the replies, but... I have seen the film "Pirates of Silicon Valley"!

(& judging from Mr. Jobs' background, initially as a younger man, I really CAN see him saying this, & yes, believing in it + actually WANTING it).

Unfortunately, as powerful as the man is & especially @ Apple, even HE has to answer to boards of directors (he was ousted by them before, & probably can be, again - he has to watch it imo).

Didnt seem to stop people criticising Microsoft for it. Anyone remember this infamous article everyone raved on about?
Ah, it's just fashionable to put down Microsoft it appears, but the funniest part I've noted is, that those that often do? RUN Microsoft Software & Operating Systems, like mad!

Doubtless posting the posts they do against Mr. Gates ("King Billy", as I respectfully call him), & yes, Microsoft corporation, on Windows of some sort no less...

(Sure: Criticism is good @ times, & has it's place... it helps improve what needs improvement, so I don't come down hard on folks that do that (they've helped me in this field, & other areas of life too many times - critique? FAR BETTER THAN PRAISE imo, when it's legit that is)... they serve a great purpose too, but ONLY when it's actually constructive critique... not pure "b.s.", lol!)

* WELL, as "Forrest Gump" once put it?

"That's all I have to say about that!"

:)

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Didnt seem to stop people criticising Microsoft for it. Anyone remember this infamous article everyone raved on about?
I know that MS didn't really have a choice either. I'm not entirely blaming them for the drm, I just personally don't want it in my OS, until it's cracked at least, which Slysoft seems to have at least partially accomplished. For the record, I don't download anything with drm, so the iTunes DRM doesn't effect me, which is why I don't mind using iTunes. As of right now, I'm dual booting Vista and XP, so drm doesn't effect me o that scale, either. Again, this is all personal choice. I don't directly blame either Apple or MS, but I do wish they could've made a stand.