The RIAA, champion of the record industry and peruser of teenager downloaders, has responded to Steve Job's call for the end of DRM by misreading the Apple founder's open letter to the music industry

The RIAA, champion of the record industry and pursuer of teenager downloaders, has responded to Steve Job’s call for the end of DRM by misreading the Apple founder’s open letter to the music industry. Kudos to Engadget for spotting this one:

Our old friends at the RIAA issued a response today lauding Apple’s offer to license FairPlay as a “welcome breakthrough” that would be a “real victory for fans, artists and labels.” There’s only one problem: Jobs didn’t offer to license FairPlay at all. In fact, he makes it pretty clear that he thinks that switching to an open model for DRM wouldn’t work (“Apple has concluded that if it licenses FairPlay to others, it can no longer guarantee to protect the music it licenses from the big four music companies.”)

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