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Another misuse scenario
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 12, '06 11:25:33PM

You are a musician, and your original, published but free [as in beer] tracks are played in your iTunes on your Mac. For some reason, such as talent, many thousands of other people enjoy downloading your free tracks and playing them in their own iTunes.

iTMS collects titles, which show up in reports shared with marketers or RIAA, who see that many people seem to enjoy your track, "My X ate my Y", and decide to write their own, similar tune, with the same title, and market it. Your own work vanishes in the shadow of corporate marketing efforts to promote the ripoff song.

You write a song about that, but no one remembers or cares about your music anymore, you sad sod.

This has been a late-night fuel-for-paranoia scenario for entertainment purposes only.


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