Apple to ditch DRM

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  1. Knightsword

    Knightsword Fire in the North TFW2005 Supporter

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    All I can say is, about ###### time.
     
  2. jorod74

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  3. Bumble Prime

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    i will save soooo many cd-r's not having to burn and rip songs i just bought just so i can stream them to my stereo through the ps3

    finally
     
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    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Nice one Apple. I work at a music service that does DRM subscriptions. I can understand why a music subscription service would use DRM for songs that're downloaded but not bought, but gah-damn, DRM components suck, they break down so many times.
     
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    About dang time.
     
  6. McBradders

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    So is it retroactive? Cuz I spent a lot of money on iTunes and I wanna be able to play that shit again on a PC :( 
     
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    Holy crap. It finally happened.

    But wait... it's just for songs...? What about ALL the media!?
     
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    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    As in the DRM songs you bought will become DRM free once whatever this is takes into effect?

    If it's anything like where I work at, probably not.

    When you bought songs from the service I work at it use to still be DRM licenced, but then we had that changed to MP3s. The songs customer bought that where DRM licenced did not convert to unlicenced MP3s, they still remained DRM active. Only way to get it unlicenced would be to burn it to a CD and then rip the tracks off the CD or.... Buy the song again to get the MP3 version.
     
  9. McBradders

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    They could issue a fucking patch! I can grab one off the internet to do it illegally but I dunwanna resort to that shit. Come on Apple.
     
  10. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    ^

    Maybe. I'm guessing there that there might actaully be issues with the music industry not being okay with that. Can't say for sure on any of it, heck, the music service I work for doesnt even get a penny for any of the songs a customer buys.
     
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    Ok I am going to plead absolute moron on this and ask, what does this all mean?
     
  12. Knightsword

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    With DRM, any music you downloaded/bought from iTunes could only be played via iTunes on a authorized computer with your account or your iPod after syncing with said computer.

    With out DRM you can play you music with any media player, as long as it can play the file type or place it on any handheld device.

    Of course there were ways around DRM such as burning the downloaded music to a cd then ripping the music back to your computer.

    All in all, Apple is starting to finally take notice in what their customers want and not the labels.
     
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    Mhh, not really anything to important for me.
    I don't buy much music from iTunes, and I only listen to it from iTunes of my iPod when I do.
     
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    About damn time too.
     
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    You got Spore right (I forget)? Its kinda like that, you could only install Spore so many times, that's because Spore has some sort of DRM protection on it to allow you to only install Spore so many times. Basically iTunes is getting rid of the whole DRM thing for their tracks.

    If that was Spore's case, you could reinstall Spore times as many as you like, ya know, like how you would normally install a video game on your PC.
     
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    Finally. This was a main reason that I started getting songs off Amazon since I want to put those songs on my phone too. Too bad Amazon's Pepsi Stuff promo ended
     
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    I find a certain comedic value in the "YAY!" followed by "F***!" reactions in this thread.
     
  18. Shin-Gouki

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    DRM is going down!
     

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