Steve Jobs To Labels: Set Your Music Free

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You probably can’t tell by the way Apple slaps FairPlay on millions of tracks a day, but apparantly Mr. Jobs is no fan of locked up songs.

His gist: Since 90% of tunes are still sold in the essentially-unlocked CD format (that’s pronounced “see-dee”, for the digital generation), it doesn’t make sense to punish people who scoop up songs online. Ya think?

Of course, this little nugget is the most mysterious:

“If such requirements were removed, the music industry might experience an influx of new companies willing to invest in innovative new stores and players. This can only be seen as a positive by the music companies.”

I’d imagine he’s not referring to the Zune there.

via CNN-Money

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