CNET reports that Apple CEO Steve Jobs posted an open letter on the Apple web site that urges recording companies to abandon digital rights management technologies.  The letter is titled “Thoughts on Digital Music,” and features a long rumination of Apple’s iTunes music software and what the future may hold for online distribution of music. In the letter, Jobs writes that in order for iTunes to get off the ground, Apple had to create a DRM system so that the four largest record companies would come on board.  However, Jobs argues that there are alternatives to this paradigm. Apple prefers a non-DRM model where licensed music could be bought at any store and played in any music player…

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