HBS Working Knowledge on the answer to music piracy. A few good points:
- Ted Cohen of EMI Music said that EMI is trying to convince Apple that WMA needs to play on iPod and AAC needs to play on WMA devices. He sees this issue as “critical for consumer acceptance.”
- Few users could afford to purchase the thousands of songs you can fit on an iPod. The assumption is you steal the music.
My legit music collection is around 20 GB. Most are MP3s encoded at 192Kbps using LAME. Enough for a mid-range iPod without room for growth.