Competitors Gang Up on Apple and Its iPod

New group wants a single system for sharing content that is copy protected.

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Apple and its iPod/iTunes is the bogeyman in a new corporate gang just unveiled. The consortium includes major movie studios, electronics makers, and retailers that want to establish a system for sharing content that is copy protected.

Apple is reportedly invited to join what's called the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem. But don't expect the iPod maker to join anytime soon.