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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Kicking Against The Pricks

Zero Nine Feeble One One Zero Two Nine Dumbasses Seven Four Emasculated Three Five Banal Disappointing Eight Four One Five Six Cyber Five Six Three Five Six Eight Eight Coolies Zero

You have a few hundred bats at most. There are hundreds of millions of balls out there. Play ball! You bastards.


Blogger crufty said...

Indeed, in a 2003 Rolling Stone interview shortly after the launch of the iTunes Store, Apple CEO Steve Jobs acknowledged as much: “We have PhDs here, that know the stuff cold, and we don't believe it's possible to protect digital content.” David Goldberg, the general manager of Yahoo’s music store, concurs. In an interview with Reuters last month, he said “The notion that a track I buy in DRM is protected and one without DRM isn't is a fallacy. It’s all nonsense.”

Jobs noted that as soon as a single copy of a song is posted to a peer-to-peer network, it is distributed almost instantly to anyone who wants it. And since every important DRM system to date has been cracked, it’s inevitable that someone will be able to obtain that first copy. Hence, those willing to break the law and steal music will do so, with or without DRM. As Goldberg puts it, “you're just making it hard for people who want to do the right thing to get the music they legitimately purchased on the devices and services that they want.”

May 05, 2007 1:54 PM  

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