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P2P legislation is smart next step in piracy education

One of the things that has always bothered me about the Recording Industry Association of America and its file-sharing lawsuits is that, for many of those people, their biggest crime is being uninformed.I can't tell you many of my own friends and extended family members - educated, law-abiding citizens - who had no idea that they were sharing music illegally.

October 2, 2009 by

iTunes supposedly DRM-free music not so DRM-free?

If you follow the digital music business at all, then you know by now that earlier this year, Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued a clarion call (ok, an open letter) to the entertainment confab to free digital content of any digital rights management (DRM) technology: the technology that, in the course of trying to prevent piracy of content, also prevents honest people like you and me from moving iTunes-bought music from an Apple iPod to a non-Apple MP3 player (that's just one example).

June 1, 2007 by

EMI/Amazon execs unplugged: Will Amazon's DRM-free downloads dent Apple?

Right about now, the question is whether or not Steve Jobs wishes he never penned the open letter that he did in February 2007. The one where he eschewed Digital Rights Management technology (the same anti-piracy technology that preserves the dominance of Apple' iPods and well as of iTunes' downloadable audio sales), admonishing the recording industry to give up on the idea of technologically protecting their content.

May 16, 2007 by

Apple muzzles iTunes P2P plug-in

The Mac maker forces a developer to stop distributing a plug-in that turned its iTunes music player into peer-to-peer music-sharing software.

January 17, 2003

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