The BPI’s Peter Jamieson wants Apple to license its DRM so that the platform is more widely dispersed and all that digital music power isn’t lodged in one companies hands. He even grudgingly admits that digital music is a good thing or at least it isn’t a bad thing. However, the interesting thing in the Mac User article is that Mark Richardson saying to the House Of Parliament committee that the cost of digital distribution is higher than the physical format. Now unless they’re doing something new, amazing and very expensive I simply don’t see how after your initial setup costs for digital are passed over, what ongoing costs could there be to match the physical creation and distribution of music?

Still, helps maintain that wholesale price in case of any investigations …

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