The Macalope responds to Ryan Block’s “Apple and EMI Ditching DRM Is Good, but It’s Not Good Enough” diatribe in Engadget.
I’ll add this: When it comes to the difference between music and video — as in, why push for dropping DRM from music but not video? — Jobs always emphasizes that most movie content is already under DRM, on DVD. The real difference, I think, is that the video industry hasn’t yet had its Napster moment — most regular people haven’t yet bootlegged any movies or TV shows. When that starts happening, the video industry will start feeling the pressure to drop DRM to compete with P2P networks in terms of convenience.
★ Wednesday, 4 April 2007