Oh No, Bro!

Beatles’ Music ready for Downloading Soon by Lor
February 13, 2007, 3:06 pm
Filed under: Media & Internet, Music

Aha! Neil Aspinall of Apple Corps says it was the Apple deal that will make Beatles’ music appear on legit downloading sites–and no iTunes exclusivity!

Read all about it.


John C. Dvorak: Why Steve Jobs is right about digital rights by Lor
February 8, 2007, 12:31 am
Filed under: Media & Internet, Music, Technology

Digital rights management (DRM) is an out-and-out disaster both as a concept and as an always changing technology. He’s right, the music industry is strangling itself

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RIAA Totally Misinterprets Jobs by Lor
February 7, 2007, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Music, Technology

The LA Times article reveals that the RIAA has it wrong. All wrong.

The RIAA should read Job’s open essay a little more carefully. They laud him for offering to license Apple’s FairPlay DRM to other player manufacturers and online stores, when he never did anything like it. In fact he thinks it won’t work at all.

Watch… Next Thing is Going to be a Beatles IPod by Lor
February 7, 2007, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Music

Adding up the few Beatles tracks Jobs slipped into his recent MacWorld keynote, the name change to “Apple, Inc.”, the recent BBC news item about the Apple, Inc./Apple Corps agreement, and Job’s “Thoughts on Music” essay, the strategy is getting clearer.

Apple is now a media company!

Jobs Calls For an End to Copy Protection by Lor
February 7, 2007, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Music

Would you believe it? There is probably no way this will have much effect, but it will help position Jobs and Apple as a grudging DRM purveyor. Think positive thoughts.

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Read Job’s “Thoughts on Music”