What is Ownership? A Debate for Media Companies to Watch

Apple CEO Steve Jobs released an open letter to the music industry, asking for the demise of Digital Rights Management, or DRM. Now, DRM is the layer of security that music publishers add to digital songs they sell online, to protect it from being copied a million times, and controlling how a consumer uses it.

This is an interesting debate to watch for publishers of other media, because it reveals the ways that our culture is thinking differently about ownership and the role of media companies.

You can read many opinions on this topic here and here.

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