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Old 09-20-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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PARIS - Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday he would resist music companies' "greedy" demands for price increases on the iTunes music download site and warned that such a move would encourage piracy.

Jobs, speaking to reporters before the opening of the Apple Expo in Paris, acknowledged that some record companies were pushing him to raise the price of each song download, currently 99 cents on the U.S. iTunes site.

Record companies already make more profit by selling a song through iTunes than on a CD, with all the associated manufacturing and marketing costs, Jobs said.

"So if they want to raise the prices it just means they're getting a little greedy."

The Apple co-founder and CEO indicated he plans to stand firm. "We're trying to compete with piracy, we're trying to pull people away from piracy and say, 'You can buy these songs legally for a fair price,'" he said.

"But if the price goes up a lot, they'll go back to piracy. Then everybody loses."

Apple has sold about 22 million of its iPod digital music players and more than 500 million songs through the iTunes Music Store. The service accounts for 82 percent of all legally downloaded music in the United States.
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Record companies should be quite embarrassed that a company like Apple needed to step in so they could benefit from digital music. It seems like the less record companies have to do with their own industry, the better it is.
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Re: Props to Steve Jobs...

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"We're trying to compete with piracy, we're trying to pull people away from piracy and say, 'You can buy these songs legally for a fair price,'" he said.

"But if the price goes up a lot, they'll go back to piracy. Then everybody loses."
Perfect. I'm glad he sees that. He can get a lot more money if he raises the price but then soon iTunes will lose it's power and things will go back to as they were before. 99 cents a song is one of the main attractive of iTunes.
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i actually haven't used one of those p2p programs to download music in a loooong long time... now i only use them for porn... erhh... uh... never mind that last park...






maybe i should start an iPorn service
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