The future of DRM, Digital Rights Management, for open source which will probably include apple. down the road MS is going to release DRM server which will probably change the industry. It won't just for music, but all data. In a lecture, by a MS guy, an example of controling who gets to read your emails was giving as an example. You could send an e-mail to someone in your company, and only let them to read it, and they couldn't forward it to anyone. This sounds like a major selling point to executives who will probably drop serious cash to get this functionality. This could also be applied to the medical and insurance industries etc. In doing research for this, Sun is seems to be pushing for an open standard for everyone to follow for this type of transaction. My question is, does anyone believe microsoft drm standard will take hold, or do you believe and open-source verison will compete with it. In the past when microsoft got into the server market, to compete with the UNIX people microsoft made most of their products compatible to the standards unix was using, but added their own features. also, does any believe DRM will not take hold in the future?