Steve Jobs of Apple has posted an interesting article about his thoughts on the state of the digital music industry. DRM is very unpopular among consumers but Jobs states it is a requirement brought on by the major record labels. What's more interesting is that while Jobs offers several options, it seems even he prefers no DRM at all. Some have criticized Apple for using their DRM to ensure iTunes Store purchases can only play on iPods, but through this article it seems even their hand has been forced by the record labels through licensing agreements.
Perhaps now that this is open to the public, DRM will begin to fade away and we'll finally get media without restrictions online.