Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Jan 2010 19:52 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Multimedia, AV Songbird, the open source iTunes alternative (which we reported on earlier), has landed a big deal with Philips. The Dutch electronics manufacturer will bundle Songbird with its GoGear line of .mp3 players as the music management and sync tool. While this is good news for Songbird, there are is a catch.
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I smell a law suite ahead
by OSGuy on Sat 9th Jan 2010 22:35 UTC
OSGuy
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2006-01-01

I have a strong feeling Apple will get jealous and will threaten Philips with a law suite and force them, somehow to link iTunes into the game.

Thanks GOD I am not a pop-music person otherwise I would be trapped in DRM and be forced to use services such as iTunes. Fortunately my music style is electronic so I get all my music from Beatport. HQ + DRM free.

Edited 2010-01-09 22:40 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Hasn't iTunes music been DRM free since Mr Jobs finally convinced RIA (I'm thinking the open letter to media content companies). Movies and books are another story but you shouldn't be seeing DRM in your iTunes purchased music and definitely not in your existing and imported music files.

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RE: I smell a law suite ahead
by Zifre on Sun 10th Jan 2010 16:08 in reply to "I smell a law suite ahead"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

I have a strong feeling Apple will get jealous and will threaten Philips with a law suite and force them, somehow to link iTunes into the game.

How the heck do you get that? That's like saying Microsoft is going sue Apple and force them to include Windows with Macs...

Thanks GOD I am not a pop-music person otherwise I would be trapped in DRM and be forced to use services such as iTunes. Fortunately my music style is electronic so I get all my music from Beatport. HQ + DRM free.

Um... iTunes hasn't had DRM on music for quite a while now, and their are other services such as Amazon MP3 that don't use DRM and are less proprietary.

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