iTunes Video DRM Removal?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by toomuchstereo, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. toomuchstereo macrumors regular

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    I did some searching for this and couldn't find anything. I want to remove the DRM on a couple of episodes of the office so one of my friends can check it out. Is there anyway to do this?
     
  2. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    If there was, you probably couldn't talk about it on this board, given that it's stealing, and therefore illegal.
     
  3. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not stealing, I have paid for the episodes. I do not pirate anything.
     
  4. DJSpudplucker macrumors newbie

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    Stealing

    Given that
    1) The episodes were broadcast free over the airwaves and anyone could have recorded them.
    2) The video file download was paid for
    3) The video quality from iTunes is about the same as VHS, not even broadcast quality.

    Then this comes nowhere close to even copying a DVD to give to a friend, in terms of "stealing", and although iTunes may disagree, many would see it as "Fair Use"
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes but when you paid for them, you agreed to the terms and conditions of the DRM, circumventing that is against the use of the files that you bought, you're not stealing, no. but you're breaking the contract in which you agreed to by purchasing them. the DRM is there for a reason. activate their computers for your account and share them that way. its the only legal method at this point.
     
  7. dwishbone macrumors regular

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    i dont normally support hacking of DRM, but i really wish someone would do it. the reason being is i will never....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever BUY a video off of iTMS until I have the right to burn at the very least 1 private copy of the video on a DVD. i buy a ton of movies and id actually like to buy things from them, but Apple is losing all of my business. I dont always want to be at the computer or have my iPod to watch the video. iTV will change that somewhat, but still I feel you should at least be allowed one DVD burn for a normal DVD player.
    and before anyone says "well you can just rerip the video" blah blah...there are some versions of DVD copy protection out there that are really annoying to try and get by (intentional bad sectors, etc)
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    are you spamming this drm thing? each one of your 12 posts have this link
     

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