Warner boss comes out fighting for DRM

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Warner boss comes out fighting for DRM

Music firm's CEO goes head to head with Steve Jobs.

Warner Music chief executive Edgar Bronfman has come out fighting in favour of digital rights management (DRM) technologies.

During a recent earnings conference call Bronfman responded to Apple chief executive Steve Jobs's open letter suggesting that music companies should abandon digital copy protection.

Bronfman told PC World magazine: "The notion that music does not deserve the same protection as software, film, video games or other intellectual property, simply because there is an unprotected legacy product in the physical world, is completely without logic or merit."

Since Jobs's criticism of Warner, EMI, Sony and Universal over the online sale of music containing DRM, Bronfman has been the first executive of a major recording company to publicly take on the idea, and has called on Apple to continue working with the recording industry.
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