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Submission + - Universal wants a slice of Apple's iPod pie

vought writes: According to a Reuters report, Universal is now taking the precendent set by Microsoft's Zune and moving to force Apple to include a royalty payment with each iPod.

In the words of Universal Music's Doug Morris, "These devices are just repositories for stolen music, and they all know it,. So it's time to get paid for it." Does Microsoft's precedent mean the start of a slippery slope that will add a "pirate tax" to every piece of hardware that touches digital music?

We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM. -- Edsger Dijkstra