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RoughlyDrafted: FairPlay

Two long, but insightful and interesting articles:

Understanding how Apple’s FairPlay DRM works helps to answer a lot of questions: why it hasn’t been replaced with an open, interoperable DRM that anyone can use, why Apple isn’t broadly licensing FairPlay, and why the company hasn’t jumped to add DRM-free content from indie artists to iTunes.

How FairPlay Works: Apple's iTunes DRM Dilemma

Will Steve Jobs License Apple's FairPlay DRM?

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Two very interesting

Two very interesting articles. I knew that iTunes was there to attract people to the iPod, but I hadn't realised how unprofitable it is as a source of income at 4/99 from each track sale.

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