Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Jobs disses DRM and the music cos

Steve Jobs has called for an end to DRM on legitimate music download sales. Good for him. Cory is pleased:

"This is a big day -- a huge day. If Steve Jobs comes through with his promise to offer DRM-free music from artists who will allow it, we're at the beginning of the end of the DRM wars. I look forward to the day when the iTunes Music Store catalog shows a little warning icon next to those few holdout tracks sold with DRM, a skull-and-crossbones to tell you that you're about to buy some poisonous bits.

Especially if Steve follows this up by offering iTunes videos -- especially the Pixar movies, which he directly controls as the single largest shareholder in Disney -- without DRM!"

Update: All the usual suspects report widely on this, John Markoff in the NYT being one.

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