BBC News in a copywriting fix over copyright

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 8 February 2007

Following on from first Bill Gates and now Steve Jobs wading in with their views about the DRM status of online music purchases, the BBC News site has a "Have Your Say" discussion about the issue - "Is this the end of copy protection for online music?"

One of the BBC's sub-editors has gone a bit rogue on the homepage though. At the moment the International edition of the BBC News site is promoting the thread with a tagline asking the question "The end of online music copyright?", which is slightly getting hold of the wrong end of the stick.

BBC copyright confusion

Nobody is suggesting the abolition of copyright on online music sales, just of digital copyright controls.

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