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Apple's fight for digital music crown (25 Oct 2004)
When Microsoft do this sort of stuff with web browsers they get roundly criticised for seeking to lock in their customers and remove freedom of choice. Apple could be criticised on the same grounds.

It will not affect me, as I do not buy DRM-protected music from anywhere, preferring low-cost CDs that I can copy myself.

But Apple's behaviour is bad for the market, bad for the future of digital music and may harm Apple's reputation. Maybe The Edge can have a word with Steve Jobs.
Article URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3945709.stm

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