|Jobs on DRM
||[Feb. 6th, 2007|01:21 pm]
Steve Jobs on DRM.
I wonder if his balls make a lot of noise when he drags them on the ground.
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.
he makes a lot of good points
2007-02-07 01:31 am (UTC)