symbol blog  ·  archive  ·  about  ·  Feed feed

Death of DRM?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007 08:46 PM

Much of the concern over DRM systems has arisen in European countries. Perhaps those unhappy with the current situation should redirect their energies towards persuading the music companies to sell their music DRM-free. For Europeans, two and a half of the big four music companies are located right in their backyard. The largest, Universal, is 100% owned by Vivendi, a French company. EMI is a British company, and Sony BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann, a German company. Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace. Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly. Steve Jobs

A really interesting read from Steve Jobs, on DRM and three possible paths for the music companies to take, in creating an open music market. Check it out here.