|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] What is wrong with this picture
| Jobs seeks online music shake-up
Steve Jobs, the boss of Apple, has urged the world's largest record companies to begin selling songs online without security software.
He said the abolition of copy protection software known as digital rights management (DRM) would be good for consumers and music suppliers.
Copyright protection had failed to tackle piracy, he argued.
The firm behind the iPod has been under pressure to make its iTunes music store compatible with other music players.
The abolition of DRM would enable all MP3 users to access music from any online music store, including iTunes.
"This is clearly the best alternative for consumers and Apple would embrace it in a heartbeat," he said in a statement on Apple's website.
Analysts said such a move would benefit Apple as the market leader in the digital music marketplace.
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Published: 2007/02/07 00:42:34 GMT
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