Rosen on P2P and DRM

by on June 6, 2006 · 2 comments

Via TechDirt, Hillary Rosen, former head of the RIAA, writes about file-sharing lawsuits and digital rights management:

But for the record, I do share a concern that the lawsuits have outlived most of their usefulness and that the record companies need to work harder to implemnt a strategy that legitimizes more p2p sites and expands the download and subscription pool by working harder with the tech community to get devices and music services to work better together. That is how their business will expand most quickly. The iPod is still too small a part of the overall potential of the market and its propietary DRM just bugs me. Speaking of DRM, it is time to rethink that strategy as well……… At some point, I will write more comprehensively about those years and these issues….then again, maybe not.

I hope she expands on these thoughts sooner rather than later.

  • Ted

    The contrast between what Rosen said when she headed the RIAA and what she says now shows just how insane the RIAA’s position is — not even the most adamant proponent of their position can stomach it unless she is getting a hefty paycheck for compromising logic and reason.

    She’s still got a lot of the kool-aid in her system, but it is indeed interesting to see what she has to say about how her views have changed (even if she frames these changes as the world changing instead, e.g., “the lawsuits have outlived their usefulness” instead of “the lawsuits were a mistake”).

  • Ted

    The contrast between what Rosen said when she headed the RIAA and what she says now shows just how insane the RIAA’s position is — not even the most adamant proponent of their position can stomach it unless she is getting a hefty paycheck for compromising logic and reason.

    She’s still got a lot of the kool-aid in her system, but it is indeed interesting to see what she has to say about how her views have changed (even if she frames these changes as the world changing instead, e.g., “the lawsuits have outlived their usefulness” instead of “the lawsuits were a mistake”).

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