So it happens. Industry leaders are recognizing the failure of DRM. The only question remaining is, will RIAA let it go? Looks like they need to learn to read first.
Read what? Steve Jobs open letter, where he writes the following (an excerpt):
"Why would the big four music companies agree to let Apple and others distribute their music without using DRM systems to protect it? The simplest answer is because DRMs havenâ€™t worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy. Though the big four music companies require that all their music sold online be protected with DRMs, these same music companies continue to sell billions of CDs a year which contain completely unprotected music. Thatâ€™s right! No DRM system was ever developed for the CD, so all the music distributed on CDs can be easily uploaded to the Internet, then (illegally) downloaded and played on any computer or player."