Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) on DRM

Interesting thoughts on DRM, especially concerning request to open up Apple's iTunes DRM. Definitely worth a read, given all the anti-DRM ruckus in Europe and US !

Thoughts on Music - Steve Jobs
http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughtsonmusic/

Gist:
Around 2 billion songs have been sold via iTunes store, and 2 million iPods (last year). On a global average, hardly 3% of music on iPods is from iTunes store. Rest 97% is non-DRM music.

Global 4 big music companies - Universal/Sony BMG/EMI/Warner - sold more than 20 billion songs via CDs _WITH NO DRM_. They've insisted on the DRM for players like Apple and we'd happily remove it if they "see the light" :)

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