Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Apple: Drop the DRM

I'm happy to show my support for Apple's/Job's commentary on DRM (although I won't be the only one).

Fundamentally, this is the reason why I've never bought a single song from iTunes, despite owning an iPod and playing much of my music on MP3-capable devices.

Within the last year, there have been at least ten instances where I would have seriously considered making such a purchase, but haven't. Some of those instances, I've decided to purchase a CD instead -- perhaps making as much or more for said record labels. In some of those instances, I've "gone without".

If the labels and artists really want to see the power of digital distribution, they'll need to drop the DRM.

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