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Aron

"It's great to see someone that sells content see things from our perspective for once."

Apple makes money on selling iPods, and not from iTunes. The more music easily obtained by Apple customers, the more money Apple makes, whether they sell them the music or not. Jobs has little reason to side with content owners, and its his arguments you should analyze for credibility not his position as 'someone that sells content'.

gir

I'm stunned. Pleased, but stunned.

That anyone in industry would violate the political-correctness of pro-DRM is astounding.

Good on you Steve!

CJ

Steve Jobs logic makes perfect sense for digital music where 90% of the content is sold without DRM restrictions as CDs.

Steve Jobs' logic makes no sense for digital video where 100% of the content is sold with DRM restrictions, i.e. CSS on DVDs.

I believe this is a brilliant move by Steve Jobs since without DRM, Apple's ITunes/Istore would become the online music purchases standard for all players. Jobs' rhetoric about competition is nonsense.

type-cast

# Aron:
"Jobs has little reason to side with content owners, and its his arguments you should analyze for credibility not his position as 'someone that sells content'."

Aside from the bad grammar, we need to check your views for credibility. You always side with DRM and one-sided copyright dogma, with no regard for the facts. Steve Jobs selling music doesn't change his credibility when he points out that the Emperor Has No Clothes. eMusic has sold music without DRM and I have more respect for them than iTunes. They go out of their way to treat customers fairly. Apple treats customers like shit, but that's not Apple's fault. It's the studio's fault. When they abandon the nightmare of DRM, I'll have no problem doing business with them. I still don't own an iPod, because I have zero respect for their iTunes business model.

# CJ:
"Steve Jobs' logic makes no sense for digital video where 100% of the content is sold with DRM restrictions, i.e. CSS on DVDs."

CSS is a joke. Comparing that with a secure DRM makes no sense. Saying DRM "makes sense"
makes no sense itself. It's trivial to beat the protections on a DVD. RipIt4Me with DVD Decrypter and FixVTS chew through any thing the studios have. Or AnyDVD, Decrypter, and FixVTS. Jobs' rhetoric about competition is not nonsense.

"I believe this is a brilliant move by Steve Jobs ... without DRM, Apple's ITunes/Istore would become the online ... standard for all players. Jobs' rhetoric about competition is nonsense."

It's not nonsense. It makes sense, unless we swallow the one-sided copyright arguments of industry shills like Aron and his cronies. I think what Steve Jobs is saying is customers should get what they want. The industry will still make barrels of money without DRM. The notion that they won't is not credible. It's the same bad argument that bootlegging hurts them, when in fact it helps them.

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