is apple backpedaling on music theft?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    now one can pay for music (look at home page)?

    very interesting being that apple was about rip mix burn...or whatever that can mean...but the record industry was not so happy about that former campaign

    is apple becoming conventional?

    are they going with the music "companies" against the will of many mac users who liked the mix rip burn "ethic" of just a year ago?

  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Apple is still rip burn, but it is now
    'rip, burn, LEGALLY' :(

    Apple has full support for this, so...
  3. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    As Steve stated in his speech, the "Rip, Mix, Burn" campaign was never about illegal actions. It was simply misinterpreted by the record companies and many others.

    Rip = Make digital copies of music from your (purchased) CDs.

    Mix = mix them together in any order you like.

    Burn = burn your custom playlist onto a CD for your listening pleasure.

    Completely legal and within fair use rights.

    They aren't changing their position, just clarifiying it.
  4. jethroted macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2003
    And you can still RIP MIX BURN, anyway. You just have limitations when you do it with the music you buy from them. It still works the same when you work from your own (or someone elses) CD's
  5. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    what does "conventional" mean? palladium? apple is certainly lightyears away from that. i don't think that apple has any intention of becoming just like MS. if they were, they would croak in a cupertino minute. copying microsoft is stupid. you'll lose. they'll always be better at what they do (screwing other companies, harrassing customers with obtrusive software) than anyone else.
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I don't think Apple backpedaled, but they did change focus. Before this announcement, they gave lip service to legality, mentioning it when necessary. Now they are partners with the music labels who cared the most about battling the Napster phenomenon, and Apple itself is competing with "free" music, so lip service has turned into marketing message.

    The idea of having Apple, the "cool" computer company, reign in the hordes of music stealers even makes sense. I think that people will believe that Apple, and Steve Jobs personally, want you to have your music with as much freedom as they can arrange. It's like Tony, former Jet, trying to stop the Jets vs. Sharks violence in West Side Story. He's got the credibility to do it. Let's hope it turns out better for Steve than for Tony!

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