Off to Carbondale + Even Apple Thinks DRM is a Terrible Idea

Tomorrow I head off for Carbondale, Illinois to give a talk at their Center for Global Media. While there, I may have a chance to visit an anaechoic chamber. I hope I get to!

In the meantime, I leave you with this new twist from Apple. For years, their iTunes Music Store has been solidly in the caveat user category, selling digital recordings with their own proprietary code which means that you don’t actually own the music. I have done my best to avoid buying from them for this very reason. Now, they are coming out against the practice in hopes that perhaps the music industry will give up on DRM altogether. That would be a wonderful thing.