“It’s not enough to denounce crime and lock up criminals, say the social scientists. We must consider the root causes of crime. Which brings us to Apple Computer Inc., which is encouraging people to steal digital music files, and undermining its own success to boot,” Hiawatha Bray writes for The Boston Globe.
“How’s that? Apple’s iTunes Music Store offered the first easy way to buy music legally over the Internet. Surely that has helped to discourage illegal file swapping. But there’s a catch, as we saw last week when a rival music seller attempted to crash the iTunes party… Since his amazing comeback as Apple chief executive in 1997, Jobs hasn’t made a single major mistake — until now,” Bray writes.
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