Advertisements It was always a good night when Manilow was on the Carson Show, but I never saw him in concert. I have seen Neil Diamond and Neil Young, but never the latter did I see on Carson. I got a Manilow greatest hits CD two years ago from a friend who worked at Sony - seems they give out CDs there like individually wrapped hard candy. So that is another - free! - way to get music which one can manage to put on an iPod. Anyway, precisely: how inconvenient is it to get - as of right - iTMS onto a non-Apple device? That is the important question since Apple offers an opportunity to do it. If it is ridiculously impractical, that's an issue certainly from the consumer standpoint (esp. the initial decision to buy) and perhaps a legal issue as well. Is the iTMS software unreasonably tied to the Apple hardware, such that there is unfair interference with the consumer's rights to use the music; and are there other circumstances in the market that give Apple an unfair position, for example allowing it to exclude competition either from the music buying or music player markets? The telephone experience taught the valuable lesson that long distance access codes are a poor way to offer competition in LD. Important not to forget that lesson in the cable arena. DT-DC is describing the machinations pretty well above. It is a negotiation over not well defined meanings in the law. Remember what I mentioned much earlier about meaning and wording - each party ascribes a meaning to the wording of the statute. A negotiated deal will satisfy each party that the terms fit the wording satisfactorily and that each has gotten enough of the total available spoils.