Warner CEO responds to Steve Jobs DRM letter

By Justin Mann on February 13, 2007, 3:05 PM
More statements are coming out in response to Steve Job's bold move last week in which he asked the industry to do away with DRM. Most, of course, are in opposition to this. Not all, though, as we saw EMI try it out. Recently, the CEO of Warner has come out to say that Jobs letter was completely without logic. Not only did he state that Warner endorses DRM, but that it is crucial for protection:

"We advocate the continued use of DRM," said Bronfman. "The notion that music does not deserve the same protection as software, film, video games or other intellectual property, simply because there is an unprotected legacy product in the physical world, is completely without logic or merit."
I doubt Steve Jobs was stating that music doesn't deserve protection, but more that DRM is a broken system that causes more problems than it solves. Obviously, some companies won't be phased, no matter how bad the DRM situation becomes.

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nathanskywalker said:
As much as it would be nice if DRM just went away, it's just not going to happen. People are insistent upon getting free music, many people don't even realize burning cds is a problem; the music industry is insistent on getting paid- slight conflict of interests ;). They don't want their stuff stolen, as long as people continue to pirate music, DRM will continue. I think we can safely say DRM is going to be around for some time. I may be wrong.
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