Nick Carr is suggesting that the music studios may be close to that "when all else fails, try some actual thought" moment:
Last week, I noted a Wall Street Journal article describing how online sales of digital music appear to be flattening this year. Because those sales are dominated by Apple's iTunes store, the numbers suggested that music companies would be under increasing pressure to seek strong new outlets for online sales, which would in turn likely require the sale of songs in unprotected MP3 format - in other words, without copy protection.
I predict another year or two of raw stupidity, partially propped up by the hope of device royalties (thank you, clueless chowderheads at Microsoft).
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