Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Record Industry Caving on DRM?

Maybe. Someday.Victoria Shannon, in The Times says that that major labels are "contemplating" selling mp3s without Digital RightsRestriction Management encryption (as many independents have already begun doing).

Mickeleh's Take: Amazing how much good will they can generate for just thinking about doing something. I wonder if we can all adopt that strategy; "I'm contemplating going to work today." "I'm contemplating losing weight" "... getting a new car." "... blogging more" "... blogging less." Oh, wait. We do that already. It's called New Year's Resolutions.

If the record industry walks away from DRM, they take with them Apple's fig-leaf for the "Fair Play" lock-in that ties iTunes purchases to iPod.

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