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Old Nov 7, 2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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Home Sharing - Transfer music possible?

I would like to allow my wife to transfer an album from my mac and keep one of my albums on her iPhone 4s.

Is it possible to copy music from 1 apple ID to another using home sharing or is this seen as breaking copyright?

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Old Nov 7, 2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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Havent tried this but my friend said only way to share music from the computer and on itunes is to create another log in and have access to itunes. plug phone to new created account.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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If you keep all your music/media on an NAS you can share it amongst all your computers. Add whatever files you want to the iTunes library on each machine and sync to your phone the way you usually do.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rosemary1 View Post
If you keep all your music/media on an NAS
+1 this suggestion. I use a NetGear ReadyNAS and it's awesome.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 10:45 PM   #5
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I'm not a copyright lawyer. The purpose behind Home Sharing is to share your library out to up to five authorized computers. It's not really copying from one ID to another since you are authorizing that other computer to import / play your music exactly how Apple designed it, so I doubt there are any copyright concerns.


My PC is set up to automatically import anything from my wife's Mac because my PC as an offsite backup. Her Mac backs up to a Time Capsule but a fire/flood/theft would probably take out all three.
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