Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Mar 2006 22:51 UTC
Legal French lawmakers approved an online copyright bill Tuesday that would require Apple to break open the exclusive format behind its market-leading iTunes music store and iPod players. The draft law - which also sets new penalties for music pirates - would force Apple, Sony, and others to share proprietary copy-protection technologies so that rivals can offer compatible services and players. An analyst expects that Apple is more likely to leave the French market, than to open its format in France. My take: Just buy CDs. They play in every CD player, and have no weird restrictions. In case you forgot, CDs look like this.
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RE: How quickly people forget
by Kancept on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 22:24 UTC in reply to "How quickly people forget"
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The rootkit didn't affect me, or many of us out there who don't use OSes that restrict what we do in the first place. While I'm not advocating switching to another OS, I am backing up the original poster in the fact that for many of us, CDs are STILL a viable option. I personally subscribe to a few CD per month places, where I queue up CDs to mail to me for a flat fee. Once a month, a new CD that was on my list shows up and it was much cheaper for me than iTunes ($5/CD). Especially since I don't have any iTunes devices, and choose not to install iTunes on my system- which isn't an option in OS/2 anyway. :-)

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