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Disable iTunes 6.0.2's MiniStore
Authored by: chyna4xena on Jan 17, '06 08:41:42PM
I don't have a problem with the mini-store, or the way it was introduced, but not for any of the reasons stated previously. I feel 100% assured that the RIAA will not be interested in the information transmitted, nor would Apple want to store this information, because it is useless.

The RIAA isn't going to be interested unless they can confirm that you're playing unlicensed music - they might see that you've clicked on a commercial song track that you haven't bought online, but you might have ripped that track off a legally-purchased CD; or hey, you could have renamed any old mp3 and given it the title of a commercial song. Sending artist/title info cannot implicate you in any way - it is not even close to being proof that you're playing unlicensed music.

Apple (or the third-party) won't be interested in using this information to assemble 'profiles' of people's listening habits, because it cannot do that - it doesn't transmit info on what is playing, only those tracks that get clicked on. You're not going to conveniently click on a representative sample of what you're listening to, so the only profile that could be assembled is 'tracks you've clicked on, that could have been re-named in any case' - and that is hardly information that anyone would pay for !

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