::smacks forehead::

The RIAA responds to Steve Jobs' open letter regarding DRM that was posted yesterday:
"Apple’s offer to license Fairplay to other technology companies is a welcome breakthrough and would be a real victory for fans, artists and labels. There have been many services seeking a license to the Apple DRM. This would enable the interoperability that we have been urging for a very long time."

The validity of whether it would be "a real victory" or not aside, Jobs didn't offer to license Fairplay. He stated why licensing Fairplay would never work in the process of constructing a pretty decent argument for abolishing DRM.

Honestly (and I'm being candid here) there isn't a word for stupid that is strong enough for the RIAA. How do they even still exist? Who in their right mind supports these buffoons? Even if this is a joke (as the LA Times generously suggests), it's not funny.

(via engadget.)

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