So much for “Rip, Mix, Burn”

If the reports are true, how long before Steve becomes Big Brother? With Apple poised to spend US$5-6 billion purchasing Universal Music, how long before DRM becomes part of OX 10.4 “Bobcat”? When will iTunes rat you out to the RIAA?

Or maybe, just maybe… this is the start of a change which needs to come from within the industry… Maybe Apple/Universal will get together with Sony, similarly divided between media and technology, and start bringing some sense to the digital download debate?