Monday, March 12, 2007

Hoisting Steve on his own petard

In response to Steve Jobs’ call to abolish DRM, an anti-DRM group affiliated with the Free Software Foundation has called his bluff. Their petition calls on Jobs and Apple to

  1. Drop FairPlay protection (DRM) for independent artists on the iTunes Store;
  2. Drop DRM for Disney movie and video downloads;
  3. Fund an anti-DMCA lobbying campaign.
I think the plan is about as plausible as Al Gore investing in a Chinese coal-fired power plant, but as guerilla theater it’s pretty clever.

Hat tip to Jason O’Grady.

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1 comment:

Jane Sales said...

Nice one. If only there was a chance of it having some effect.