selling ipod w/ or w/out songs?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by 10smom, May 9, 2008.

  1. 10smom macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2008
    I am selling a used 60gb ipod video on craigslist. People are asking if it will have songs or video on it. Is that leagal for me to do. Can they even access those songs/video if I left them on or do they need my password of itunes? If I do sell w/ songs on it can i take my personal information off like name address ect... but leave songs/video?

    If I cannot do any of this is it as simple as hit the reset button on itunes to erase the ipod and have a cleaned out, ready to use ipod for the buyer? Thanks for the help.
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    No, it's not legal to sell your iPod with music on it. Otherwise, you are also selling the music, and you don't have the rights to sell the tunes themselves.

    I would remove everything first, then do a full restore before selling. And if I were buying a used iPod, I'd expect it to be clean, or would dump everything and start fresh.

    Did you register with your name, address, and Apple ID? You might want to transfer the ownership, at least if it's still within the warranty period.
  3. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a


    Mar 26, 2008
    Yes, you can hit the restore button in itunes. Yes, you should be able to get your personal info off. I don't know if I can answer the legal question. If you sell it with music and movies that were bought from itunes, they can continue to use them on that ipod. They can not use itunes to put that media on thier computer which could cause sync problems for them.

    Edit; Didn't mean to sound too stupid, I thought I was the first responder.
  4. 10smom thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2008
    Thanks for the info. I think I will just restore.

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