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iTunes to go DRM free.

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by josh.p., Jan 6, 2009.

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    "Apple has agreed to start selling digital songs without copy protection software from its iTunes store along with over-the-air download songs for its popular iPhone, according to people familiar with its plans."

    Full story HERE

    Personally this doesn't have a HUGE effect on me other than moving it around various computers, as I only have the 1 iPod and don't tend to send my songs to friends etc anyway. Still pretty good news for some :yes:
     
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    It's good news for everyone honestly and heres just one reason why

    You buy these MP3s from places and the "protected" ones often need to radio home to base when you try and burn another cd or move them to a new computer. Fine, if the company still exists but recently Walmart decided that online music was just too troublesome and shut down its servers!

    Cue a load of people not being able to do much with the music they'd bought! Enough pressure was brought and the servers were turned back on.

    With DRM free music, you buy it and you're free, technically if not legally, to do what you will with it so you dont get caught out like that.

    It's a great move.
     
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    Never thought of it that way. Good point! Does this mean that now the old music will have it's DRM removed?!
     
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    It would make sense but somehow I doubt it
     
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    well this does make itunes a little more appealing to me as I thought they still had a bit too much control over what you bought from them as far as what we could do with the songs.
     
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    Actually, it will. I've already gotten notification that some of my library can be updated. The rest will have to wait for April. There is a modest fee to do it however. Naturally.

    Tom (Look Mom, I'm DRM free!)
     
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    shame about the modest fee but I'm very very very glad it's doable!

    To be honest, I havent ordered from itunes for that very reason but I will now :yes:
     

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