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I really don't understand the big deal with DRM. I'm old enough where I grew up with transistor radios, 45 records, and reel to reel tape recorders. Many of us kids "in da hood" would record our favorite songs and then swap them. To the best of my knowledge, none of us was ever busted by the music police. When 8-tracks and cassette recorders came along it made it just that much easier to commit our "crimes". Again, to the best of my knowledge people like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, etc. all went on to become multi-millionaires. In spite of all the "illegal" activites by me and my friends. So in 25 words or less, why is it such a big deal today?
Even if Apple really starts encoding your private information into music files, what happens in a case when somebody accesses your computer (or gets hold of your CDs) without your permission and copies the DRM-free files to himself without you knowing it? I can see a number of everyday scenarios where this could be quite possible. How would then Apple try to prove that you did it yourself and did it deliberately?
After they encrypt the information it could easily be ripped out unless they actually interleave it with the audio files, but then I'm sure that would take a special audio player, forcing you to use itunes...
I can only say that it's only a matter of time before you purchase a CD full of music, listen to it once and it self-destructs.
Things are getting out of hand with DRM. It's to the point that honest people don't really know how many times they can play a song before the Music Cops pound on the door and demand double the money or else.
Why has it gone this far? It's sad. They make examples with the most ridiculous accusations.
If this is the case, then we're ALL in trouble because sooner or later it will be illegal to turn on 4 speakers instead of 2 while you're blowing your nose in the bathroom.....not to mention that the neighbors heard the music.........which is illegal sharing.
Windows Movie Maker will be worthless because you will be performing an illegal operation by burning ANYTHING (home movies) with music that was purchased by YOU but possibly heard by other people.....sigh
There are internet hacks to get around the 5 computer limits, but I only have 1 computer with my two ITunes videos, so I can't try it. The restrictions on iTunes videos stopped me from purchasing more $2.99 videos. Will I get arrested for taping off MTV and VH1 when they used to show videos? 15 years ago.
If you need remove drm protection,you can use the tools.
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