Comments on: hey, cool idea apple http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/ Blog, news, books Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:43:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: BirdFace http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4865 Sun, 27 Jun 2004 03:50:37 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4865 Also, Apple is the standard for the music production industry.

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By: gman http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4864 Mon, 21 Jun 2004 10:15:19 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4864 What’s the cool part? I must have missed that

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By: Anonymous Copyfighter http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4863 Wed, 16 Jun 2004 17:17:59 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4863 FairPlay: Another Anticompetitive Use of DRM

“On a panel a few weeks ago, I asked the head lawyer for Apple’s iTunes Music Store whether Apple would, if it could, drop the FairPlay DRM from tracks purchased at the Music Store. He said “no.” I was puzzled, because I assumed that the DRM obligation was imposed by the major labels on a grudging Apple.”

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By: Bob http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4862 Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:43:50 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4862 Unfortunately, I think Apple is being strong-armed by the record labels – in order to preserve the iTunes music store, Apple has had to accept a number of unfortunate and user-hostile design compromises that reduce the functionality of of their hardware and software! For example, you can’t easily copy music from an iPod *into* iTunes. And, they just cut the number of CD burns you can do. And they are cracking down on software to strip the DRM, even though iTunes can do it itself (although it’s less convenient and requires transcoding.) iTunes should have the capability to record internet radio, but it doesn’t. You should be able to copy – or at least stream – music to your buddies in iChat, but you can’t. iTunes music sharing over the internet was implemented but then progressively limited and locked down. Similarly, the encryption of audio streams is rather pointless for most people – it doesn’t qualify as a feature unless you really are afraid that someone will find out that you listen to Avril Lavigne…

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By: Anonymous Copyfighter http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4861 Sat, 12 Jun 2004 19:50:20 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4861 Cool idea, proprietary implementation. This device only accepts encrypted Apple Lossless streams.

So much for Apple supporting open standards.

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By: Anonymous http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4860 Sat, 12 Jun 2004 17:59:33 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4860 What does Steve (Jobs) pay you? Also in your Wizards of OS talk, there was lots of Apple advertising ;)

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By: SME http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4859 Fri, 11 Jun 2004 02:08:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4859 [Not related to the Apple Product] Thought you might be interested in the grandson of James Joyce not allowing public readings of Ulysses on the centenary celebration of Bloomsday.

Stephen Joyce, the grandson and last surviving relative of the writer, has caused consternation by declaring that any public reading of what is regarded as the most influential novel of the 20th century will be a breach of copyright and cannot go ahead without permission and payment.

The full article is here.

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By: Fred Blasdel http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4858 Fri, 11 Jun 2004 00:49:35 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4858 Hey Lessig, don’t post links to the apple store. Only you have the cookie that goes along with your store session. Apple keeps track of the way you navigate their store’s website, just like they do in their retail stores, only without the creepy cameras tracking your every move.

Post a link to the product reference page next time, it’s usually more descripive anyway…

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By: Ping http://www.lessig.org/2004/06/hey-cool-idea-apple/#comment-4857 Thu, 10 Jun 2004 21:08:38 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/06/hey_cool_idea_apple.html#comment-4857 It’s a nice little product. But i really don’t understand why Apple didn’t go all the way and include an FM transmitter so you could really get wireless music on your stereo.

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