We've talked before about the negative impact digital rights management is having on the music industry. Now, in an article entitled 'Want An iPhone? Beware The Digital Handcuffs", journo Randall Stross suggests that Apple's protection system will damage its sales as people turn to MP3s from services such as EMusic.

We've talked before about the negative impact digital rights management is having on the music industry. Now, in an article entitled ‘Want An iPhone? Beware The Digital Handcuffs”, journo Randall Stross suggests that Apple's protection system will damage its sales as people turn to MP3s from services such as EMusic.

As consumers become more aware of how copy protection limits perfectly lawful behavior, they should throw their support behind the music labels that offer digital music for sale in plain-vanilla MP3 format, without copy protection…

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