Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs challenged major record labels to strip copying restrictions from music sold online, but the RIAA fired back Wednesday, suggesting the company should open up its anti-piracy technology to rivals instead.
This is hilarious. Some dumb “analyst” says:
“All these music services wouldn’t work without DRM,” said David Card, music and media analyst for Jupiter Research. “(Music labels) are very nervous about distributing content that is unprotected.
Ummm…perhaps you should have actually read Jobs’s article? In it he says:
In 2006, under 2 billion DRM-protected songs were sold worldwide by online stores, while over 20 billion songs were sold completely DRM-free and unprotected on CDs by the music companies themselves.
Major labels are selling most of their music unprotected. It is trivial to rip and share this music. Steve Jobs is apparently the only one looking at this issue logically. The rest are dinosaurs sinking in the tar pits.