some DRM stuff that i don't understand

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jvaska, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    I really only started using iTunes recently so there are things I don't get yet.

    So, let's say I buy a song from the iTunes store and put it on my computer. How many copies of that particular song file can I make? Isn't it 5 or so?

    But let's say that in the next 5 years I have to do backups, maintenace, get a new computer, transfer files, etc...I will use up all 5 of those. What the heck do I do then?

    Additionally, I have a large cd collection, much of which I have loaded into iTunes. Am I going to have a similar problem 5 years from now with these songs which don't have the DRM license and which I bought fair and square?

    If either of the above are a real issue, then I'll probably dump iTunes and just use some other mp3 application. It's cool and all, but I don't need it that much.

    ???
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    you can make as many copies of your iTMS bought songs as you like. they will, however, only play via iTunes on 5 different computers at a time. as long as you deauthorize computers as you upgrade, replace, etc., you will be able to play on 5 computers at a time - those 5 computers aren't permanent.

    if you rip CDs, they won't have any DRM. none of the restrictions apply. those restrictions are only for songs purchased via iTMS. it's not an iTunes - the application - restriction.
     
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    In iTunes you can authorise and deauthorise computers for your music to gone on them

    As was said when you buy a new Mac/PC you can autherise that one and deauthorise a older one

    Haven't tried this myself and since I'm in the UK and have no access to the music on iTMS this is all I can tell you

    But that should solve your problem :)
     
  4. jvaska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good, so it's not really an issue. I think Apple is handling this pretty well so far.

    But I think I speak for most people when I say that upon the next version update I'm not going to install it immediately until the dust has settled.

    Are you not able to download the free song from iTunes? I can do so from Brussels and they don't have my credit card even. I did register moons ago though when I was back in the states.
     

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