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Apple locks out application developers they don’t like

The recent fiasco about Apple limiting an application on iTunes’ AppStore is well-documented. A great comment from the Twittersphere even hints at the kind of dark times this may be the harbinger of.

I’ve babbled about how DRM is bad for consumers and bad for the world before. I think it’s important to keep in mind that when one person/business/entity holds all the keys to entry, it stifles innovation. Apple has built themselves a tidy little walled-garden and if they’re not careful with how they tend it, they’re going to find a lot of unhappy … garden gnomes.

On a related topic, I listened to a great podcast about copyright this week when I saw it mentioned on Michael Geist’s blog. Well-worth listening to.

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