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Old 11-15-2006, 09:52 AM   #7
Steven Lyle Jordan
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Of course... that's essentially the way iTunes works. iTunes music is in a proprietary format, so they legally dictate how their music files can be used/handled, ie, not converted to MP3, burned to CD. If XYZ Software tries to sell an iTunes-to-MP3 converter, they are violating Apple's proprietary format rights. The same is possible with e-books.

At the same time, we know people will find ways to circumvent such restrictions. The question then becomes, how will those bullies deal with it? Draconian controls? Higher prices? Severe DRM? Or live with it?

It's also up to the consumers to stand up to the bullies and not allow such tactics to control the market, essentially disarming the bullies. So the question becomes: Do you stand up to the bully, or bow to him?

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