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Old 03-01-2009, 07:05 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by daffy4u View Post
I was just trying to expand your thinking but from your statement you are taking concrete steps to get what you want outside of Amazon which I think is a good thing.

Could the fact that Amazon was selling DRM free music part of the push that was necessary for Apple to go DRM free as well? It may take competition from an outside source to get Amazon to change it's stance (or maybe just time).

I'd say it was probably part of the mix, but I've heard that iTunes wanted to go DRM-free early on too.

Time and pressure are definitley important if we, as consumers, want to keep our rights when it comes to digital products. We accept far too much restriction, I think, and don't complain enough. I'd hope that active resistance would change Amazon's mind and when they do they'd be in a position to be the leaders in a e-reading revolution. As it stands there are too many downsides for me when it comes to Amazon and the decisions they take.
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