“On February 6, 2007, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., published an open letter entitled ‘Thoughts on Music’ calling on the ‘big four’ music companies to sell their music without DRM,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Apple’s iTunes Store went DRM Free two years later. Yet DRM is still with us in other media, be it movies, video games and perhaps iBooks for the iPad and beyond,” Purcher reports. “According to Wikipedia, ‘DRM has never and will never be perfect. Hackers will always find a method to break DRM.'”
Purcher reports, “Perhaps that’s true, but Apple seems to think that they could out-gun hackers with their latest DRM authentication-centric Particle Gun. While only time will tell if this pans out as planned, for now, FairPlay or not, Apple is ready to gun down hackers in an effort to appease content creators.”
Full article, with patent application illustrations, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]