Will you "share" new DRM-free iTunes purchases

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bibulous, Apr 4, 2007.


Will you 'share' new DRM-free iTunes purchases?

  1. Yes, just ask then let me see what you have

    23 vote(s)
  2. Maybe a song or two

    42 vote(s)
  3. No, buy your own copy

    61 vote(s)
  1. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2005
    and by "share" and I mean give away copies and/or ask for copies of songs you and your friends have purchased from iTunes?
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Nope, just because they'll be DRM free doesn't mean piracy is legal.
  3. ezzie macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    absolutely not. i haven't shared MP3's for about 5 years, and i don't plan on starting back up again. i think it's important that we show the music industry that when trusted with DRM-free tunes, we won't take advantage.
  4. Rantipole macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2004
    I will maintain the same sharing policy I have with the DRM-free files I have burned from CD.
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Nope. I stopped sharing and downloading files before the iTunes Store really got going. It's illegal and unethical no matter how crappy the RIAA is.
  6. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    absolutely not!someone asked if he could have a copy of my music library because his son has no music, i said you must be joking, of course i wont!
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    I'll share them among my family as I do now with DRM'd files. I assume the same official policy will hold -- number of computers, so on; it's just that the computer software won't be the one enforcing the policy.
  8. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Nope, I'm stingy with my bandwith :D and with my music. :p
  9. Ikith macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2007
    Well since its only being sold by a certain company and its going to cost extra to get them with no DRM... I don't know probably not but I do pirate sometimes when its foreign music such as rammstein or something along those lines. Otherwise I buy my music from iTunes.
  10. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

    Jul 2, 2004
    Toronto, Canada.
    Maybe. Mostly as a sampler before they buy it. But I don't have enough friends to hurt Apple's sales! :p My wife's PowerBook is authorized on my account so... haha
  11. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2007
    Ditto, I only share with immediate family

  12. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

    Cult Follower

    Feb 20, 2007
    North Dakota
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Yes, I'll "share" them with my non-FairPlay digital music players like my SE phone. :p

    Real answer? No more than I do with physical CDs, which is to say, rarely if ever.
  14. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Eugene, OR
    Close family only as well. Right now my sisters iBook and one my moms computers are authorized for my itunes. But I ran out of 5 authorizations. This will allow my dad, mom, and sister to share in my music =)
  15. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2005
    far away
    Urban legend

    Just like before, I'll share my music with my family and close friends. That legal where I live.

    We could start the urban legend that if a DRM-free AAC file from the iTunes store appears on P2P networks, Apple can find out who bought it.

    And next time you want to buy something, iTunes will corrupt all the files you bought with that accout. :eek: :eek: :eek:
  16. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway

    If I buy any (and I've just bought 10 songs from iTMS so far) I'll only share with my girlfriend, my brother and my cousin, (which is perfectly legal according to Norwegian law regardless of whatever the EULA have to say on the subject), I'll not post the songs online or share using some sort of p2p network (which is illegal, and more important, just not right).
  17. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.

    Buy your own music. Sure, I'll tell you what sounds good right now, and I'll even let you listen to it on my iPod, but then you can toddle off home and buy it for yourself :)
  18. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    Actually, nothing prevents Apple from putting hidden and encrypted meta-data in your purchased files. So yes, they could know EXACTLY who is uploading their store-bought files onto P2P/torrent networks.

    But I'll simply say what I voted: buy your own stuff. Especially at 0.99$/track and no need to buy whole albums, it's cheaper than buying a bottle of Coke/Pepsi/RC Cola.

    Ok, maybe not cheaper than RC Cola, but you get the point. ;)
  19. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    They already have meta-info including the account name and the name of whoever owns the account in the file.

    As others have said, no more than I share CDs with people, and probably less.
  20. neut macrumors 68000


    Nov 27, 2001
    here (for now)
    This is a loaded poll. It assumes you fit into these categories.

    I share music with friends/family. It's the best way to discover new music (along with internet radio and pandora). Especially those I know that don't have the funds to make such purchases and those who I know would love to hear a track (or album) they don't even know about yet. These are purchases that would have never happened in the first place. Though, all these people I share with are very honest. They return with the same attitude towards me and will purchase the albums/tracks if they want album content or a first generation copy.

    These DRM free tracks offer me nothing more than a better encoding and keep the convenience of purchasing with semi-immediate delivery. For me ... nothing has changed except for the price I pay and quality of the tracks through iTunes.

    As a artist (and I think I can speak for many other musicians in my area) I'd rather have people hear my music and not worry about how they're getting it. It's all about the music (and in this case, supporting my favorite commercial business) ... never about the money. Only the record companies and reps (managers) care about the money; any artists who says it's about the money has no soul left.

    I will continue to share music regardless of DRM or legality. Oh, and I've been known to jay-walk when the street is clear. Laws do not control people and DRM does not control music. Free yourselves from this controlling mechanism that capitalists have used to enslave creativity.

    peace | neut

    *btw- get some DRM free music from the links below (jdubart and TwinDefect) and share them with your friends! :)
  21. MacAnkka macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2006
    I'll just follow the Finnish copyright law. I'll share my music with friends and family if they want any of it. They usually do the same and everyone gets to learn about new bands, which is great.
  22. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    Please if you are buying music from an online store, the chances of you sharing on p2p networks is small considering you are willing to pay .99 to 1.29 for each song. Those who do p2p don't need stores like itunes regardless of DRM or not.
  23. donmei macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2007
    I have a big problem with the way the RIAA has couched the entire sharing/piracy issue.

    First, I will hapily post to my FTP site or email a song to a specific person if I think they'd enjoy it. Analogous to how I used to make a tape copy of an album for a friend back in the analogue days.

    I don't however participate in p2p systems. Not because of some feeling of duty, but because they are unreliable and a source of problems, viruses, trojans, etc.

    The RIAA are a bunch of filthy whoreing (whoring?) A@#$#les. They complain about revenues and how sharing hurts artists, but yet, the Artists see very little money from record sales.

    I will use David Matthews stuff as an example. I've purchased DMB Tshirts for my nephew at several of the dozen or so shows I've seen of his. I've made sure I put money in his pocket, because I've got a TON of his music, little of which I've ever paid for. Any opportunity to go around the record labels should be taken, especially when it can be done in a way that can put money in the pocket of the artist.

    When CD's were launched in the 80s, records cost $7. New release CD's cost $14. We were told athat as production ramped up the cost of CDs would decrease to the price of records. It never happened. So screw them.

    Sorry, but I'm very passionate about this. Ironically, I'm very happy to fork over money for a DVD. Think about it. $14 for a first run flick at Wally world is a heck of a lot of value.

    With that said, I'm really talking about my convictions and my philosophy, not my actions. At 39 yrs old, its just easier to buy something rather than finagle a way to get it for free. But that doesnt' change that I cringe whenever I buy a CD.

    And NO I will never buy DRM'd music online. All of my digital music is ripped my CDs or friends CDs.


    p.s. by the way, did you ever notice that if your computer goes belly up, you can only restore songs from your ipod to your pc if they are DRM'd songs. Crazy
  24. technocoy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I think this is a big fat grey area.

    I will do as I have always done. I will continue to share my music from time to time and in limited amounts between my family and friends when I believe they will enjoy something. Which in truth will most likely lead to more sales for the greed machine anyway, since, when turned onto that artist those people are more inclined to buy the rest of the album or albums released after that.

    It's the equivalent of the "mix-tape" in my eyes and when done in moderation should not be a problem, just like it never was before the greed machine got it's lustful eye on even more revenue buy starting up the DRMinator.

    But no I will never participate in P2P sharing as I think it's crossing a line.

    I have purchased so much music on the recommendation of friends and family it's not funny.

    I am also excited about removing the DRM so I can play these files on other devices such as my PSP, PS3, 360, whatever and not just my iPod or MacPro.

    Thanks for seeing the light EMI and Apple, and I hope other follow in your footpath.
  25. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Wrong question. The right question is: Will you buy more music from iTunes if you can play it on all of your players and/or share it with others?

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