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DRM sets Warner against Jobs!
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Tuesday, 13 February 2007 09:01

Warner CEO Says Jobs' Letter is "Completely Without Logic," EMI Considers DRM-Free Downloads
Marcus Yam (Blog) - February 13, 2007 8:39 AM
Steve Jobs' open letter about DRM has polarizing effect.

 Steve Jobs knew that his open letter on DRM last week would elicit a variety of responses. Jobs reasoned that since music companies were already selling the majority of music on unprotected formats, there were no appreciable benefits to wrapping music files with DRM

.One of the first executives from the “big four” music companies has gone on record regarding Jobs’ proposal of a DRM-free world. Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman said during a conference call last Thursday that Jobs’ letter did nothing to convince him that DRM was an unneeded technology.

"We advocate the continued use of DRM," said Bronfman. "The notion that music does not deserve the same protection as software, film, video games or other intellectual property, simply because there is an unprotected legacy product in the physical world, is completely without logic or merit.".... More

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