Hooray for the “state-sponsored culture of piracy!”
BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple attacks plan to open iTunes
This is potentially a big blow for Apple, whose iTunes/iPod business model is built on its very lack of interoperability with other devices and services
Jonathan Arber, Ovum
Any company that can’t adapt to making money without resorting to breaking my ability to move my data from one place to another deserves to fold. I’m not some “open-source communist” on this idea; I have no problem with companies making money from the proprietary software they write. But if I own the data (be it text, pictures, or music) then don’t stop me from moving from one place to another. It’s one reason why I’ve never bought anything from iTunes (aside from “buying” the occasional free downloads) and never will.
Via Dave (and, previously, Dave)