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Jobs on DRM [Feb. 6th, 2007|01:21 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Steve Jobs on DRM.

Good read.
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[User Picture]From: jproulx
2007-02-06 09:34 pm (UTC)
I wonder if his balls make a lot of noise when he drags them on the ground.
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[User Picture]From: hughe
2007-02-06 10:54 pm (UTC)

I wish that article had a comments box.

he is asking what the difference between unprotected mp3s and unprotected cds are.

- mp3s can be duplicated in the exact same condition at no cost and resold.
- The companies have no idea how many units have really been sold as there is no ongoing supply chain
- it would be fairly expensive to reproduce cds with booklets to sell on as originals, but easy with non-drm downloads.

drm deals are one way limit to tie known companies only, to selling downloads. ie. to the consumer if its not a drm download then it is probably ilegal.

... or something.
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[User Picture]From: lakeguy
2007-02-07 12:31 am (UTC)
he makes a lot of good points
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From: evan
2007-02-07 01:31 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: foobarbazbax
2007-02-07 07:09 am (UTC)
Lawrence Lessig makes a similiar point:
http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/003699.shtml
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