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Denmark to follow France’s lead with DRM law?

Following France’s push for DRM interoperability, a report has surfaced that Denmark may be next in line to force Apple to open its FairPlay copy-protection technology used on the iTunes Music Store and iPod. Maersk and TDC, two large Denmark-based companies that run online music ventures, are reportedly speaking out in favor of such a law.

Henrik Olesen, product manager at Maersk’s Dansk Supermarked, told Danish-language Politiken.dk that interoperability is needed. “We would like to ask the politicians to follow the route they’re taking in France, so that it becomes as easy as possible for the consumers to purchase music legally. This will in the end mean larger gross sales for all music stores,” he said.

Gert Rieder, CEO of TDC, said that “We can only press for something like the French, because it gives the consumers as many opportunities to shop for music.” Brian Mikkelsen, the Danish Minister of Culture, said that the DRM legislation would be introduced in 2007.

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” I have to wonder why you insist on using an iPod instead of a solution that would allow you more flexibility.”

Because I love my iPod and I love Apple computers ;)

Of course, I could buy a cheap PC with Windows and buy my music on Virgin/Fnac/MSN and use a crappy MP3 NONAME player…It would be a better solution as I could listen to my music on a lot of devices but I don’t like Windows.
Buying CDs and only listening to them in my DiscMan is also a solution. It’s so retro ;)

The biggest problem for me is listening to my ITMS music on my living room amp. I used to have a Squeezebox which was really great for MP3/Lossless/AAC but with AAC Fairplay songs that’s not working. I have to buy a Airport Express which is don’t like because it doesn’t have a screen. That’s why I would like open DRM or licencable Fairplay DRM…

Apple Fairplay is not as restrictive as it could be, sure, but for me the problem is that it’s Apple only and it’s creating a monopoly.

For Audio CDs, they do import with some DVD burners but not all and according to the law, it may be illegal to rip them as the law doesn’t allow bypassing protection systems. DVD rip is illegal with the new DADVSI law also.

DRM is also a big problem because you don’t own your music anymore, you can’t sell it when you’re bored with it as you did with CD or DVD.

Posted by Steph on March 28, 2006 at 12:08 PM (CST)

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Steph,
    Do you know how to Burn and Re-Rip? That would solve all your problems you stated in your post.

Posted by NSA247 on March 28, 2006 at 1:36 PM (CST)

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Steph said:  “I love my iPod

Posted by juicemouse on March 28, 2006 at 2:06 PM (CST)

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I can’t imagine why anyone would every buy music from itunes.  I use allofmp3.

Posted by Kber45 on March 28, 2006 at 10:00 PM (CST)

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