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In a press release from today the IFPI hails a Belgium court decision, which reportedly imposes a duty on an Internet Service Provider to use filtering technology for stopping illegal file sharing activities running through its network. From the press release:
Apple has announced it would offer DRM-free music through iTunes. The offer is limited to the music catalog of one of the Major Labels, EMI.
Customers still can get the DRM-protected songs at the old price. The DRM-free songs are available for an extra price of 30%. In exchange, the consumer (also) gets better file quality.
Steve Jobs published on Tuesday this article on Apple’s website. It definitely deserves a comment. Not entirely without connection to inconvenient proceedings in European countries concerning Apple and its’ FairPlay DRM platform (did someone say antitrust violations?), Jobs describes three alternative models for legally offering music online.