Items tagged drm in 2007
Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context. Fantastic presentation from Ian Rogers, the head of Yahoo! Music, who has spent 8 years watching DRM cripple the online music industry. # 8th October 2007, 9:10 pm
DRM-free MP3 downloads from Amazon. The good: they have what looks like the entire Universal and EMI catalogues in DRM-free 256bit MP3s. The bad: you need a US billing address! So close... # 25th September 2007, 4:30 pm
Amazon guide to ripping your CDs. “Many of our customers have already figured out that one cheap way to get DRM-free MP3 files is to buy them on CD and rip them themselves.” # 21st September 2007, 11:20 pm
By picking up its marbles and going home, Google just demonstrated how completely bizarre and anti-consumer DRM technology can be.
In an effort to improve all Google services, we will no longer offer the ability to buy or rent videos for download from Google Video [...] After August 15, 2007, you will no longer be able to view your purchased or rented videos.
There are some ideas that are broken, but attractive enough to some people that they are doomed to be tried again and again. DRM is one of them.
Reading Between the Lines of Steve Jobs’s ’Thoughts on Music’. John Gruber’s analysis. # 7th February 2007, 1:34 pm
If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store.