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MacBytes
Nov 13, 2003, 09:08 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Swapping Spree: iTunes sharing at Northwestern. (http://www.dailynorthwestern.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/11/13/3fb334b66d223)

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mrsebastian
Nov 13, 2003, 11:36 AM
ah, we've reached the inevitable grey area. i don't know if it's right or wrong to stream music, but how's that any different than letting your buddy borrow a tape or cd?

you may have stopped some of the downloading, but good luck to you the recording industry on blocking streaming and until you realize your product (cds) is generally not worth $20 a pop, people are gonna keep on stealing and streaming music.

TomSmithMacEd
Nov 13, 2003, 12:12 PM
This sounds like a great idea! Have an iTunes fund. Get everyone in your dorm to buy the music as a fund. Then let everyone stream it. It is easy, cheaper, and everyone is happy!

Flowbee
Nov 13, 2003, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by mrsebastian
ah, we've reached the inevitable grey area. i don't know if it's right or wrong to stream music, but how's that any different than letting your buddy borrow a tape or cd?

Steve Jobs spent a lot of time and energy convincing the record companies that iTunes + iTMS would be in their best interests. I'm sure part of that process included getting them to 'buy into' the streaming feature. I don't think the RIAA is likely to oppose this feature unless it becomes clear that a large number of users are hacking it to download instead of stream (which is what happened with iTunes internet streaming). From what I've read here and elsewhere, it seems that most LAN users are content with streaming, thereby keeping their hard drive free for other things.

That being said, many people are still just discovering the streaming feature. We'll see how it plays out over the next few months.