[mythtv-users] The final nail in the RIAA - the curveaccelerates AGAIN

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 28 15:46:20 UTC 2008

On Jan 28, 2008, at 7:27 AM, Brian Phillips wrote:

> Steve Smith wrote:
>> Yes but is the DRM restricting you to particular
>> devices (not nice) or just checking how many times
>> the song has been played (necessary to support
>> their revenue model)?
> The question I have as well as the one above, is whether or not  
> Apple will
> allow these songs on the iPod.  The startup says yes, come April,  
> these
> tracks will be playable on the iPod, but in their quote I see startup
> pandering for cash and hype.  I don't see why Apple would  
> effectively kill
> iTunes music store by allowing free songs to be played on the iPod  
> (they
> still have their video distribution and podcast markets).

The bottom line is that if you're following the mp3 standards, it will  
play on ANY player. If you're not, you're limiting yourself to players  
that will go out of their way to play your files. Apple isn't in a  
position to be bullied into supporting some new type of tracking system.

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