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Tennyo
Jan 21, 2009, 03:33 PM
So I've heard that the restrictions on songs purchased from the iTunes store will be lifted completely so that iTunes may continue to compete in the market. Does this mean that there will be a new version of iTunes released that overrides the restrictions on songs that have already been purchased?

This is the main reason why I never really downloaded much from iTunes and it would be nice for the restrictions to be gone completely.

Also, does this change also mean that the file format of the songs will change to the more universal mp3?



Darth.Titan
Jan 21, 2009, 04:09 PM
Not quite.

The restrictions will always be in place for DRM-protected content purchased from the iTunes Store.

However the restrictions will not be relevent for new iTunes Plus content (DRM-free). Most music in the store is now DRM free, and it is all supposed to be that way I believe by March. Also, if you pay to upgrade your protected tracks to iTunes Plus you get the same benefit.

Tennyo
Jan 22, 2009, 04:21 AM
Whoa a lot of that just went over my head. :/

So you are saying that past songs are still protected unless I pay to get iTunes Plus?

mattwolfmatt
Jan 22, 2009, 01:09 PM
Whoa a lot of that just went over my head. :/

So you are saying that past songs are still protected unless I pay to get iTunes Plus?

Yes.

mreed911
Jan 22, 2009, 01:11 PM
Not restricted, protected, as in copy-protected.

You can still listen to them, and you can still burn them to an audio CD.

Gyrferret
Jan 22, 2009, 07:57 PM
Mhm. Indeed.

Still annoyed that I have to "iTunes Plus" them in one go, rather than on an individual basis......

Tennyo
Jan 28, 2009, 05:13 PM
LAME.

Come on no restrictions at all!

I mean, what is the point of iTunes+?