Columnist and BBC writer Bill Thompson write that DRM restricts our freedom to enjoy the music we bought. It was a well written piece and he argues well for his points, that is until he starts backing his arugments up with less than accurateclear information.
And don’t even contemplate making a mix CD of your favourite tracks for your girlfriend or boyfriend to listen to when you’re not around.
Mmm… Bill, you can burn the tracks you purchase from iTunes Music Store to CDs. Not to mention you can share the tracks over the local network between Macs and PCs.
But apparently Bill has not tried out or used iTMS:
Apple’s iTunes is apparently a great service but it doesn’t actually make Apple any money because of the high level of royalty they have to pay to the music industry for every song downloaded. (Emphasis added)
I enjoyed Bill’s articles previously but it is exactly this kind of inaccurateunclear journalism that builds up my distrust over news outlets and the message they try to send.