Re: [SLUG] Novell's CTO Blog - new entry

From: steve szmidt (
Date: Fri Apr 21 2006 - 15:26:48 EDT

On Friday 21 April 2006 12:16, Levi Bard wrote:
> > While I am not a fan of DRM, unfortnatley that is the only way to get
> > music legitmatly online from MAJOR records labels. It has to happen so
> > why not real with real rhapsody . . . I am not found of the service but
> > hey it provides a legit source for music. I would rather use iTunes but
> > that is not on linux either and I had isssues with crossover crapping out
> > right after buying a song.
> I disagree that abusing copyright law to rob users of fair use is a
> "legitimate" distribution method.
> It doesn't have to happen. Protest by not getting music from major
> record labels through these channels. iTunes is another DRM whore,
> albeit easily strippable with free tools, and I'm glad there's no
> gnu/linux port of that either.

Yes, DRM was certainly not developed to help any user. Unfortunately too few
seem to get it... And too few are willing to do anything about it.


Steve Szmidt

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