The notion that music does not deserve the same protection as software, film, video games or other intellectual property, simply because there is an unprotected legacy product in the physical world, is completely without logic or merit.
Nothing like a crazy quotation to open an article...
This at a time when even Apple had publicly declared their distaste for DRM on music. Of course, that took them about two years to realistically implement, but they weren't the only ones saying it.
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Shortly after, Warner Music, like everyone else, started selling DRM-free music with Amazon MP3 and others, making his outburst either just ill-timed or an unusual public-relations exercise.