Apple disables iTunes plug-in

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    I didn't either until I read that article.
     
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    Can't blame them, if the main use was piracy. They can't stop it but why make it easier?
     
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    A program like this could be useful if you have to reformat your computer or if the hard drive failed.
    Then you can just retrieve all your music from your iPod.
     
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    I guess I still don't see what the value of this thing is.

    cp -r /Volumes/iMeowpod/iPod_Control/Music .
    drag Music onto iTunes
     
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    Last time i looked Apple was not a law enforcemenet agency.
     
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    Whew, i didnt download 4.7 yet and now i dont plan to. But why do i care, theres around 20 other iPod download programs free floating around versiontracker.com
     
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    No they're not, but if they don't make at least a token attempt to protect copyrights, the record companies may choose to stop licensing new music to ITMS - which would hurt iPod sales.

    IMO, their current policy (don't make it easy to transfer songs out of an iPod, limit the number of computers than can play iTMS songs, limit the number of burns of playlists containing iTMS songs) is an acceptable compromise between what customers want (no restrictions) and what the record companies want (no rights, pay-per-play.)

    By blocking software that makes violation of these terms easy (e.g. iPodDownload and PlayFair) and doing nothing about the more roundabout procedures (copy files off of iPod from a command line or burn/rip) they preserve that balance. Customers can do everything they want (if they jump through a few hoops) and the record companies feel that Apple is doing something about piracy.
     
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    and for the non-unix savvy. this means?? :confused:
     

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