An interesting c|net article explains that music downloaded from the forthcoming, record label-backed Pressplay and MusicNet subscription services will not be able to be played on Apple’s iPod or other portable digital audio devices. “The disconnect speaks volumes about the fragmented state of the so-called digital rights management industry, which provides anti-piracy technology. Consumer electronics companies that once paid some lip service to helping fight digital music piracy are now releasing products that will boost demand for the huge amount of free—if legally questionable—music still available online.”