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.