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iTMS is useful for checking out artists, not buying
Authored by: AssProphet on May 09, '06 04:47:20PM

For valentines day I wanted to create a slideshow of couples in my church and I wanted to use "Moonlight Serenade" by Glen Miller. I bought the song on iTunes and did the iPhoto > iMovie slideshow dealy. And what do I get, but a DRM'd .mov file that will only play sound on my computer. Meaning I couldn't play it on the projector computer. So the song purchase was a waste. I ended up downloading it again off of bittorrent just so I could show it that night. I wasn't distributing the copy, or selling it, only showing it to a select audience. iTMS with their DRM restricted my fair use.



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iTMS is useful for checking out artists, not buying
Authored by: outZider on May 09, '06 05:37:56PM

Playing a song for an audience isn't fair use according to the RIAA, but you could have just authorized the song in iTunes on that machine. You have five computers to authorize, after all.



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iTMS is useful for checking out artists, not buying
Authored by: dave1212 on May 10, '06 04:14:24PM

Glen Miller sold his soul to the RIAA, or at least all his music rights.

You can't play CDs for a group of people either, legally.

Your church group sounds like it needs some musicians to provide stuff for you.



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