Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Steve Jobs' DRM claims "ridiculous"
"If the majors drop DRM, then [Steve Jobs] becomes the consumer's hero. If they don't, the majors, not Apple, get the heat for the incompatibility problem that Jobs has caused himself. Steve can immediately eliminate the incompatibility problem by allowing others to make iPod-compatible devices or sell tracks in Apples proprietary iTunes format. The incompatability problem is the biggest impediment to legitimate music download sales, and if Jobs sublicensed his intellectual property, then the download business would triple in size overnight." —Bob Kohn, founder of eMusic and RoyaltyShare (thanks, Alex!)