Translation of Macrovision CEO’s reply to Steve Jobs’ ‘Thoughts on Music’

John Gruber offers a “Translation from PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Macrovision CEO Fred Amoroso’s Response to Steve Jobs’s ‘Thoughts on Music’” on Daring FireBall which we wouldn’t want you to miss.

It’s here.

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30 Comments

  1. My favorite parts:
    “Magic interoperable DRM would give people all the features and capabilities they get with DRM-free media.”

    and:
    “I realize Apple is never going to work with Macrovision, so I have decided to insult you and your company by insinuating that your “Thoughts on Music” open letter was an expression of frustration at technical hurdles Apple just can’t figure out on their own.

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