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A simple way to skin the DRM cat

I searched the forum and I don't think anyone has ever posted this article. It's a reply to Steve Jobs DRM speech from Leonardo Chiariglione, chair of the MPEG group. I think how he defines DRM is important, even if you don't agree with some of his points, it's a worthwhile read.

http://www.chiariglione.org/contrib/060209chiariglione01.htm

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Re: A simple way to skin the DRM cat

Interesting article.
The stats about Itunes purchases were interesting. So, on average, each Ipod owner has only purchased 22 songs from Itunes. I don't think that the average consumer is as gullible as the corporate world thinks they are. I have been saying it all along, .99 cents for a compressed and DRM crippled song is a BAD DEAL all around!
BTW, I thought that Jobs said that he was stripping the DRM totally from Itunes songs. What ever came of that? Do the files you download from Itunes still have the DRM encoded into them?

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Re: A simple way to skin the DRM cat

http://stereophile.com/news/060407ituneplus/

That should bring you up to speed...

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Quote:
http://stereophile.com/news/060407ituneplus/

That should bring you up to speed..

Thanks for the link! That clears it up for me. I wasn't aware that he was charging MORE for the non-DRM files nor was I aware of this privacy issue with the names and email addresses being embedded into the files. That's pretty sad...

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