If iTunes were to go completely DRM-free, would previous purchases be updated?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jack Flash, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    I realize you could previously buy an "upgrade" to Itunes Plus songs, but they're now $0.99 as well. What if Apple shifts to a non-DRM model.

    Would we get a free DRM strip?
     
  2. John.B macrumors 601

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    Based on the EMI experience when their music (mostly) went DRM free, we would pay $0.30/song (or a couple bucks IIRC correctly per album)...

    Not saying that would be true going forward, just what happened in the past...
     
  3. cowm007 macrumors regular

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    You could always email them and say you lost your entire collection. I did that when they changed from small movie files to larger ones and they let me re-download everything.

    Only works one time though.
     
  4. stekerrod macrumors regular

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    i'd like to think Apple would let us get the drm free ones.....although the sceptical side of me suggests that they wont though!
     
  5. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    Well, technically they are different files, so they don't *have* to update them for you. Just like you wouldn't get an update for your Mac just because they come with more RAM and a faster CPU now.
     
  6. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it would be like the iPod Touch patch and they would charge say $20 forthe DRM update...:eek:
     
  7. saxman macrumors 6502

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    I would think they wouldn't let you get the DRM-free version for free. When we paid $0.99 for a track, we knew it had DRM. It will still continue to work as advertised. It would be nice if they offered the non-DRM for free, but I would expect some price or no option at all
     
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