Music Executives Criticize Jobs' Call to Lift Restrictions

The recording industry's trade association and some musicians derided Steve Jobs' call for record labels to stop wrapping their songs in software that seeks to curb music piracy, but also prevents music purchased through iTunes from playing on Apple competitors' devices and vice versa. Some loosening of restrictions is inevitable as the music industry grows more comfortable distributing songs over the Internet, the critics said.

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