“It seems that Steve Jobs is looking for a new way to make money from consumers (Steve Jobs looking for a way to make money, that’s not news I hear you say … read on …),” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes blogs for ZDNet.
Kingsley-Hughes writes, “This time his idea is that Hollywood should start selling ‘premium’ DVDs that contain an iTunes-compatible version of the movie for an extra few bucks. This would allow consumers to legally have a copy of the DVD on any device – on any device that has the Apple logo on it, that is (which raises the idea that this is just another way of strengthening the ever-growing iPod/iTunes monopoly). It seems that fair use is OK in the eyes of Steve Jobs, as long as it comes at a price.”
MacDailyNews Take: Perhaps he thought we or his readers wouldn’t, but we clicked the link that Kingsley-Hughes supplied (“extra few bucks”) above. Then we read the article. In it, Saul Hansell blogs for The New York Times and reports that “the studios are hoping to create ‘premium’ versions of DVDs that include a copy of the movie that can easily be put on an iPod (and presumably a laptop with iTunes or an Apple TV).” So, it’s the studios, not Steve Jobs that seem to be looking for a new way to make money from consumers. Either Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has a severe reading disability or he’s a liar or both. Or maybe he’s just conducting a test to see if anyone can make up anything even if they themselves provide a link that totally refutes what they’re saying?
We highly recommend skipping the Kingsley-Hughes fabrication and instead reading Saul Hansell’s full blog post here.
Kingsley-Hughes continues incorrectly and irrationally blaming Steve Jobs for the Hollywood’s love of DRM and bundling for profit in his full article, Think Before You Click™, here.
MacDailyNews Take: Now, back to the real point: would you buy a “premium” DVD with an iTunes version of the movie US$3-4 more?