Steve Jobs has penned an "Open Letter" on Apple's Web site offering to open-up digital music to the masses by eliminating DRM copy protection. Jupiter Research's Mark Mulligan has already weighed-in , as has the BBC's News Blog.
So does this mean the end of "fair play" on iTunes purchases? Well, maybe. And if it does, we've got the pressure applied by the European Union, widely reported and cited by Mulligan, to thank. So Steve's at the table, for whatever reason. Let's get the negotiations going. Users want to share digital tunes across all platforms and formats. End copy protection now.