quote: Sadly DRM mechanisms are the 'formats' of the digital age. No longer is it 8 track vs vinyl vs cassettes vs CDs, it's Fairplay vs PlaysForSure vs SonysProprietaryDRM vs Zune. Sadly we'd all hoped that the digital age would get rid of the crap format wars, but there's a lot of money in formats, it was a naïve hope really.
quote: That's all well and good, but how about they allow us to listen to the music we have purchased without any restrictions whatsoever, and play it on an MP3 player that doesn't support Apple's DRM without the quality loss and inconvience of burning to a CD and ripping as an MP3?
quote: When will the RIAA and the record companies themselves realise that we are going to copy stuff no matter what they do, just like we did in the 1970's and 1980's with what was then considered quality home hi-fi equipment. I despair that most people in those comapnies are probably around my age, but fail to grasp the reality of today's world.
quote: I dont get that whole M$ re-buys the music thing. I mean, If a person paid for the right to use a song, such as a song from itunes, why is apple such a nazi about what the buyer does with it?
quote: As for Microsoft breaking iTunes DRM... that's illegal. Not that it would stop Microsoft, but you DO realize that you're now actually trying to say it's OK for Microsoft to violate others' intellectual property rights?
quote: I'd pick Microsoft, just because of name recognition,
quote: By extension, this means that VW, BMW, Mini and others are paying for the privilege to add iPod docks to their assembly line vehicles.
quote: maybe illegal to sell at a price lower than manufacturing