The Pope Would Like You To Share Your Music

From a stellar overview of digital rights management, this insight from one of the most influential folks at a major label…

Ted Cohen, EMI SVP, believes users who pass around music after paying
for it are basically recruiting new fans for the label – and should get
something in return in the form exclusive access, free downloads or
even cash. While he’s tight-lipped about the service details, he’s very
vocal about the future role of DRM. It should “empower and not
criminalize�? users, and should allow the user “fluid use of content�?
across devices. Cohen, widely regarded as the “pope of digital music,�?
is the first to evangelize about the need to stop policing users and
promote community. More should listen.

2 responses

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  2. The Mediaburn Radio Weblog

    Flexible Management? (DRM)

    — EMI gets kudos for its breakthrough DRM approach.