Friday, March 09, 2007

Open letter to Steve Jobs on DRM

The Defective by Design folks have drafted an open letter to Steve Jobs on DRM and are looking for signatories. Sample:

"To many observers your blog pledge looks like a way to reduce pressure on Apple from these regulators, and head off calls from the industry to license FairPLay to other distributors.

It has been three weeks now since you published your pledge to drop DRM, and there have been many responses from commentators who have outlined actions you could take to back up your words. The fact that you have not taken any action leads us to ask the question: How genuine is your pledge?"

Jobs doesn't take kindly to this kind of criticism, so sady I can't see him reading much past that part of the letter.

No comments: