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"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This...

... call for the relaxation of the use of anti-copying software from Apple's Steve Jobs seems like an astonishingly sensible approach to the whole music piracy issue.

It remains to be seen whether the record companies, determined to fight a "War on Piracy" that's been about as (in)effective as the "War on Terror" and the "War on Drugs", will listen.

2 Comments:

Blogger Uncle Petie said...

I think he's just saying it to get the European anti-trust regulators off his back.

12 February, 2007 19:09  
Blogger DrummerDave said...

But even so, if anything of substance comes out of this, it will be worth it. The RIAA and the major companies are sooooooooo slow to see how things have changed, Jobs' statement may help them see the light.

22 February, 2007 20:32  

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