Quote of the day, from Steve Jobs picking a fight in a dramatic way: Though the big four music companies, [Universal, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI], require that all their music sold online be protected with DRMs, these same music companies continue to sell billions of CDs a year which contain completely unprotected music. That’s right! No DRM system was ever developed for the CD, so all the music distributed on CDs can be easily uploaded to the Internet, then (illegally) downloaded and played on any computer or player.

Cory Doctorow adds: I look forward to the day when the iTunes Music Store catalog shows a little warning icon next to those few holdout tracks sold with DRM, a skull-and-crossbones to tell you that you’re about to buy some poisonous bits.

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