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In Apple and the Pirate Everyman, Tom Coates discusses Apple’s attitude to copy protection and open standards. Choice quote:

The reasons for all this, of course, are that—for good or ill—at the moment copyrighted material and intellectual property are endangered and cornered beasts anyway. As yet no-one really knows the effects of this development, but I think it is clear to all concerned that (whether or not it is really happening at the moment) the gradual increase in technology, bandwidth and storage capacity provides an enormous potential for simply routing around traditional media-distribution outlets.

This is Information wants to be free by Simon Willison, posted on 23rd November 2002.

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