Are songs downloaded with the iPhone DRM free?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleFan360, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Forgive me if this has already been answered.

    If I download a song to my iPhone over 3G, how will I know if the file is DRM free?
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    If the song says iTunes Plus then yes it will be DRM free.
     
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  4. AppleFan360 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you! Guess it's time to spend some money. :)
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Also be aware that if the total album or song size is more than 10MB, you won't be able to download it with 3G.

    I tried downloading an album a few days ago and couldn't because the album was more than 10MB even though each song was less than 10MB.
     
  6. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure? I downloaded an album the day it launched and it worked.
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    This happened with us too. I tried purchasing Alice Cooper's Along Came a Spider and was told it was over 10MB and that I had to download it over a wifi. Checking each song at home, they were under 10MB each. Apparent;y it's checking for total download size.
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I've had that happen as well when trying to buy a CD. I got the warning that the CD was over 10 MB and that I had to use WiFi or do it at home.
     
  9. benflick macrumors 68020

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  11. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    As of the Macworld Keynote 8M of the 10M songs in iTunes are DRM free, with the promise of making all 10M DRM free by end of Q1.
     
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  13. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    lol @ those that illegally download music
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Agreed. How do these morons think that the artists make their money? If nobody buys, the music goes away.
     
  15. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    touring.

    it sure isn't from downloads. One example:

    http://www.weirdal.com/aaarchive.htm


    Seems like the record companies see more money in their future.
     

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