Abolish Digital Rights Management (DRM) sign now

When you purchase a bar of chocolate from a shop, does the manufacturer stipulate how you may eat or share your chocolate? No.

When you purchase a digital music file from an online-store, does the music company stipulate how you may listen to or share your digital music file? Yes.

Do we the consumer tell the music companies how to spend or use the money we exchange for the music file? No.

This is total hypocrisy on the music companys part, once the transaction is complete, the money the belongs to the music company, and the music file belongs to us, the consumer.

Consequently we believe we shouldnt be restricted by Digital Rights Management (DRM) encoded into music files sold on Online Stores (e.g. iTunes Store) that dictate the ways in which we listen to our music. DRM should be abolished outright.

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. CEO recently said

Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. In such a world, any player can play music purchased from any store, and any store can sell music which is playable on all players. This is clearly the best alternative for consumers, and Apple would embrace it in a heartbeat.

Weve paid for the music, therefore it should be fully controlled by us, the consumer.

Therefore the Undersigned wish to propose to The "Big Four" Music Companies, Universal, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI, to abandon DRM completely and allow for an inter-compatible music world for everyone, and for them not to dictate how we listen to and manage our music any more.

Let us enjoy music with the freedom we used to have.

Embrace the heartbeat.

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The "Big Four" Music Companies - Universal, Sony BMG, Warner & EMI

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