“Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster on Wednesday estimated there is ‘less than a 25% chance’ the major music companies will drop their online, anti-copying software requirements, as suggested by Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs,” Rex Crum reports for MarketWatch.
“On Tuesday, Jobs issued an open letter, calling upon the music industry to stop requiring the use of so-called Digital Rights Managmement technology,” Crum reports.
Crum reports, “Jobs said that Apple would embrace a DRM-free online marketplace “wholeheartedly,” and that the music companies would actually sell more music without the use of DRM.”
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