I’ve been writing about the French and their approach about DRM. They are introducing regulation which will open up the issue around Digital Right Management used by different suppliers.
I have nothing against the French, I have nothing against DRM and I have nothing against Apple. But what I don’t like is being locked in by one supplier.
Apple has the market on online music sales with their iTunes and is expanding it into the video market as well. I don’t own Apple equipment and I am not going to buy it just because it enables me to buy from their website.
I want an open DRM model which enables me to play my music and video on any device from any brand I happen to own. Maybe the French initiative will help me.