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Cooperation's Threat To Commerce
By JimBenson, published at 10 May 2007 - 8:12pm, last updated 9 years 36 weeks ago.
David Berlind at ZDNet wrote an article titled "The source of Steve Jobs’ paranoia: Cooperation." Berlind argues that cooperation between other manufacturers and video distribution service providers led to Job's plea that the RIAA and MPAA end their push for Digital Rights Management (DRM). The cooperation between the other players directly threatened iTunes by finding innovative ways to lessen the inconvenience of DRM - especially as implemented by iTunes.
With regard to Jobs' sudden announcement about DRM, Berlin wonders why Jobs chose now to suddenly speak up. He says:
The cooperation between Amazon and Tivo have given them a competitive edge.
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