updated 09:50 pm EST, Mon March 14, 2005
Napster CEO vs. Steve Jobs
Napster CEO Chris Gorog, touting the "Windows Media Audio world", says that ," following Jobs' "petty" email to top record industry executives, alerting them of a security gap in Napster's service: "Frankly, that's what I think the impetus was for him to fire that off. It was really pretty silly. He was claiming we had some sort of security gap, and of course we didn't. That technology -- like recording something off of a radio broadcast -- had been out there for 10 years. Certainly his service is susceptible to it as well. We saw it as a sign of weakness, that he's very concerned about a technology that makes his hardware and his software irrelevant in our view." The interview notes that Napter's Gorog countered with an email defending Napster's security and pointed out "how trivial it was to unlock 'a large collection of iTunes music in seconds.'"