While Steve Jobs is getting all sorts of credit for his sudden claim to want to ditch DRM, much more credit should go to David Goldberg, who was one of the first major company execs to push for music labels to ditch DRM entirely nearly a year ago, as head of Yahoo Music. He's been pushing the labels to offer up DRM-free music for quite some time, and has even had a few minor successes. While he's been banging the drum for quite some time, it appears some folks just noticed his position -- just in time to find out that he's quit Yahoo to start something new. While it's unfortunate that he wasn't able to convince the labels to move more strongly towards a DRM-free world at Yahoo, here's hoping that whatever new entrepreneurial venture he has in mind will help show the entertainment industry why they've been foolishly holding back their own market by insisting on ridiculous, useless, limiting copy protection technologies that simply make their content less valuable.
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