Jobs’ DRM Sermon From the Mount

6 Feb ’07

The ‘tropolis is abuzz over Jobs’ DRM manifesto (gist – Jobs to Labels: let my music go), though as usual the chatter is almost all mere repetition, with little added thought. One exception is Read/WriteWeb’s take on it (gist: it’s propaganda), which I agree with. I can’t help but think, largely because of its timing, that as admirable as its sentiments are, the manifesto is simply a PR exercise designed to deflect the growing criticism of Apple’s DRM and increasing demands that Apple allow cross-platform interoperability. Update: Nick Carr has the same idea.

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