Updated: Jobs Releases Open Letter on Digital Rights Management

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Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2007, 07:18
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On Tuesday, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs released an open letter explaining the position of Apple’s FairPlay in the realm of digital rights management technology.
The open letter breaks down into four sections; criticism of the way the music industry’s four major record labels’ demands have altered FairPlay, the idea that Apple would sell music sans DRM if allowed and the suggestion to foreign governments (typically those with digital music sales infrastructures currently in development) to adjust their own labels to alter digital rights management demands as opposed to pressuring Apple to open up the FairPlay standard.
Jobs also criticized the DRM protection schemes that some companies have tried to establish in the form of altered CDs which have historically caused problems on customers’ computers or failed to play at all.
For the full letter, click here and let us know what you think.


jobskeynote.jpg
On Tuesday, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs released an open letter explaining the position of Apple’s FairPlay in the realm of digital rights management technology.
The open letter breaks down into four sections; criticism of the way the music industry’s four major record labels’ demands have altered FairPlay, the idea that Apple would sell music sans DRM if allowed and the suggestion to foreign governments (typically those with digital music sales infrastructures currently in development) to adjust their own labels to alter digital rights management demands as opposed to pressuring Apple to open up the FairPlay standard.
Jobs also criticized the DRM protection schemes that some companies have tried to establish in the form of altered CDs which have historically caused problems on customers’ computers or failed to play at all.
For the full letter, click here and let us know what you think.

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One Response to “Updated: Jobs Releases Open Letter on Digital Rights Management”

  1. DVD Jon on the letter: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Feb-07.html