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From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:09:38 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20906220909r3fb3bd03ldf7c63c613eb317b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>
Cc: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style@w3.org, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Vlad,

Your assertion that users live happily with iTunes staggers belief. DVD
Jon's new company wouldn't get VC funding if that was the case, and then
there's the Apple vs France legal procedings.

DRM isn't acceptable to a lot of people, and while Apple or Microsoft might
try it on in their little private fiefdoms, there is no place for DRM in
standards based development communities.

Regards, Dave

On 22 Jun 2009, 4:45 PM, "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <
Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:

On Saturday, June 20, 2009 11:35 PM Tab Atkins Jr. wrote: > > On Fri, Jun
19, 2009 at 6:55 PM, Chri...
I would say that when it comes to music - exactly the opposite is true.
Kudos to Apple and iTunes for creating a "technological playground" where
billions of users and all major recording labels and artists can happily
co-exist. Implementing a reasonable level of technological protection gave
birth a whole new ecosystem with the abundance of content where users can
easily find anything and everything they want and don't mind paying for it.
Technology (yes, I intentionally avoid saying that d-word but we all know
what it is) created a backbone for new business model to be put in place
that both consumers and content providers can live with. The whole
iTunes/iPod/iPhone universe would have been impossible to create if music
industry didn't agree to participate.


Vladimir

> ~TJ
Received on Monday, 22 June 2009 16:10:16 GMT

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