Remove iTunes DRM

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  1. Qnn macrumors newbie

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    Okay, Now before everyone freaks out... I do not believe what I am doing is illegal, and neither should you. Read on now..

    Hey Guys,
    I am excited to be a new member here, and I am in need of some help. I just recently purchased an Archos 605. Obviously this player is not an :apple: iPod, so it will not play music purchased from iTunes. This means I need to remove Apple's DRM. I purchased this music, and think that I have every right to convert it to another source for JUST MY USE. Anyways I would like software/freeware that will do this for me. I have only found FAIR USE which didn't work and also JHymn where the Download link is Broken, so I need some soon! I would also like one that will do my DRM'ed Video. Post what you use, and I obviously need it for MAC! :D

    THANKS!
     
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Just burn the music to a CD then re-rip using the other software.
     
  3. Qnn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If only it was that simple

    I have spent THOUSANDS of dollars of music. My library is at a lofty 1.5 terabytes. I am NOT going to manually burn them to a disc. Sorry!
     
  4. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    1.) It does not matter what you believe is legal or not, you can still be sued. Sad but true.

    2.) You might want to ask anyone who has dealt with the RIAA .... trust me, they will take your lunch money.
     
  5. Qnn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fair Use

    Seriously though. What are the chances of them coming after me? I am not distributing my music. The RIAA nails people distributing through Guerilla Networks.
     
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  7. Qnn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Was Your Neighbor distributing the music, or just sitting in his house with his ipod. BAM NAILED. I think not.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
     
  8. mazellan macrumors newbie

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  9. Qnn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow. That is crazy.


    Does Anyone Have an answer to my QUESTION?!?!

    Thanks!

    You learn something new everyday.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I'm not sure that is actually true, and the RIAA are awful for doing that.

    @OP Unfortunately I don't think you'll get any answers to your question on this site. Though you should find what you want with a sensible Google ;).
     
  11. Qnn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WHY?
     
  12. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Your too lazy to google it Wow! first thing Drmremoval.com go there.

    If you live in the states though this is against the law.
     
  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Its a bit of a grey topic. See the rules:

     
  14. Qnn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wait WHAT LEO LAPORTE?!? That app is just for Windows. That didn't answer my question now did it?

    You think I didn't google, and search the web for HOURS before I posted this thread?
     
  15. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    Considering that Steve Jobs himself has intimated ways of circumventing the protection for licensees, I don't think its too grey... especially if you use one of the two different ways Apple has provided... and not something like JHymn that attempted to actually BREAK the DRM itself.
    I wouldn't get too upset. I also found a solution pretty quickly on Google. Sometimes the right query can be elusive though.

    Click around. There are lots of useful ones out there:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=remove+drm+macos+x

    Good Luck,
    ~ CB
     
  16. mvaj92 macrumors member

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    ive heard of a program that virtually burns your music to a cd on your hard drive, then replaces the "burned" music with the original. I can't remember the name, however, sorry i can't be of more help.
     
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    But right now it looks like it is going after those who Rip and then share.

    Good way to back up your collection at the same time.

    Maybe return the new MP3 player (Archos 605) and then get an iPod?

    Because it is against the forum rules.

    Good point.
     
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  20. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    How old are you?

    They scanned his drive, sent him a list of all the "illegal" music on his drive an sent him a bill for $14,000 so settle out of court.
     
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    Are you actually saying that you bought 1.5TB of stuff on iTunes Music Store. (Conservatively 200 songs/GB = 300,000 songs = lots and lots of $$$$) and neglected to read the Terms of Service that spell out the rights you have to the media you paid for.

    Something is exaggerated here.

    B
     
  23. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    This is not quite true. There was a story on Digg a day or so ago where it went into further examination into that case... The person was being sued for piracy on P2P I believe and they happened mention that the CD rips were unauthorized copies when they were looking at his computer.. but he wasn't being sued for them only the initial P2P stuff.
     
  24. sal macrumors 6502

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    damn 300,000 songs? that is a lot of money. and it's a bit hard to believe.

    Also stripping the DRM off a couple of songs might not be a big deal but stripping the drm off 1.5TB of music might set of some alarms over at the RIAA headquarters :D
     
  25. mazellan macrumors newbie

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    Ahh thank you for correcting me. The Media does have a way of sending one-sided stories, or maybe I just read it wrong. Either way, I'm glad I have the full story now.
     
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