Question about purchased songs

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Tennyo, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. macrumors member


    May 10, 2008
    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?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors member


    May 10, 2008
    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?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
  5. macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Not restricted, protected, as in copy-protected.

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


    Jan 19, 2009
    Mhm. Indeed.

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


    May 10, 2008

    Come on no restrictions at all!

    I mean, what is the point of iTunes+?

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