Steve Jobs recently put out an open letter saying that Apple would be more then happy to drop all DRM… if the record industry would let them. Fact is I want all DRM gone from everything as it is little more then a constant infringment on my rights as a person, and I refuse to support anyone who agrees with it’s nescessity. This means the RIAA and this means the crap the content industry got put into Windows Vista. My freedom and my rights trump pretty.
Now the RIAA is saying sure Apple can figure out a way to make thing interoperable with DRM. Granted they could, but the fact is it shouldn’t be happening. The RIAA is simply wanting a way to limit how you can use music you purchase and if possible, make you buy it again and again. It’s profiteering, and along with their litigation is rauqeteering and even as far as criminal anti-trust. So you know what I have to say to these guys?
I buy my music on CD’s, and I rip them to flac so I can have top quality on my entertainment center. I don’t share with anyone, I don’t do anything illegal and I don’t share my stuff with people mostly because I can’t convince people to switch to open and free formats.
I very much would urge anyone reading this to start petitioning their states Attorny’s General or the US justice Department to start an investigation into these illegal acts by the MPAA and the RIAA. It’s time we took a stand and said no more. Our computers and the information on them are OURS. They don’t belong to MS and they certainly don’t belong to the tyrannical lot in Hollywood.
If it could happen I would like to see a civil case against the whole lot for various actions against the people of the US.