Microsoft Tells Apple To Stop Complaining About DRM

Apr 13th, 2007 | By | Category: General

Brad SmithMicrosoft’s top lawyer Brad Smith, right, warned Apple yesterday not stop complaining to record labels about music copyright restrictions, saying the computer giant was already selling plenty of iPod music players.

“I’m not a big believer in just blaming the music industry for Apple’s inability to sell every conceivable iPod,” said Brad Smith, senior vice president and general counsel at the US software giant.

“I think they’re (Apple) doing pretty well from what I can tell. In fact I think the music companies are the ones who right now are doing a little less well,” he told reporters.

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs recently challenged record labels to abolish security software that prevents music bought online from being played on different types of MP3 players.

“At the same time I wouldn’t go as far as Steve Jobs did and suggest that everything is the fault of the record labels,” added Smith. “People who produce content and who own the rights to that content deserve the opportunity to make their own decisions about how they want to provide that content to the public,” added Smith.

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  1. Ron A says:

    About time Microsoft tells the Mac fan-boys how it is!

    I’ve had enough of the liberal press fawning all over everything Apple does, when there hasn’t been anything new with Macs for years, and their biggest product is just a tool for people to rip off music.

    Get a life Mac-heads!

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  3. JC says:

    Ron, what planet are you on? The record industry has been ripping musicians off for eternity. Microsoft should not be telling anybody what to say. Remember “Freedom of Speech” ? What tool from Apple rips off music? Thanks to the internet, musicians can now take control of their music instead of being slaves to the record industry thugs. Go pound the keys on your sub-standard plastic piece of crap computer.

  4. guscave says:

    Ron, just how does an iPod rip off music. I didn’t see that in the manual…;)

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