Music and tech industry groups agree on digital content protection

AP: "The leading trade associations for the music and technology industries, which have been at loggerheads over consumers downloading songs on the Internet, have negotiated a compromise they contend will protect copyrights on movies and music without new government involvement."

The agreement was among the RIAA and two tech trade groups, the Business Software Alliance and the Computer Systems Policy Project. Basically the tech companies agreed to support broad implementation of digital rights management in return for the RIAA opposing legislative mandates to require copy protection. The movie industry wasn’t part of the agreement, and apparently will continue to push for legal requirements.