Hollywood Weighs Copyright Protections
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs's recent open letter urging that digital music be distributed free of copyright protections was aimed at the recording industry. But it made waves in another key constituency Mr. Jobs does business with: movie makers.
Executives at Hollywood studios believe it is only a matter of time before the debate over removing copyright protections spreads to movies from music. Until now, the studios have steadfastly asserted that copy protections -- known as digital rights management -- are essential to preventing piracy of films.
The studios are increasingly engaged in internal debate over the right course ..