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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sign the open letter to Steve Jobs on DRM

You may or may not have heard that Steve Jobs has very recently spoken up against digital rights management on music. DRM on music effectively takes away all the rights that you as a customer who bought the stuff expect to have. It's street robbery with a new name. Steve Jobs as the CEO of Apple and thereby proprietor of iTunes and major stakeholder in Disney is in a unique position to do something about it. So...just saying the labels are responsible does sound a bit like hypocrisy, doesn't it? If you are interested in retaining some sort of rights on what you paid for and ask Steve Jobs to follow up on his public statements you have a chance to sign an open letter to him right now. I did.