The Pope Would Like You To Share Your Music

From a stellar overview of digital rights management, this insight from one of the most influential folks at a major label...

Ted Cohen, EMI SVP, believes users who pass around music after paying

for it are basically recruiting new fans for the label – and should get

something in return in the form exclusive access, free downloads or

even cash. While he’s tight-lipped about the service details, he’s very

vocal about the future role of DRM. It should “empower and not

criminalize�? users, and should allow the user “fluid use of content�?

across devices. Cohen, widely regarded as the “pope of digital music,�?

is the first to evangelize about the need to stop policing users and

promote community. More should listen.