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Not until there is no DRM and I can redownload my songs.
Authored by: exsilio on May 10, '06 03:38:47PM

I more than likely will NEVER use it, even as much as I like Apple and their products. Plus, I love music. But I don't like the idea that if I didn't backup my music, I lose it all, even if purchased. That is BS. I should be able to re-download the files at will.

Also, I hate DRM. I don't need some company dictating to me how many copies I can make and for whom. People have been sharing music forever, and I don't want to tell a friend: "Sorry, I'd love for you to take a copy home and sample it, I've already made my alloted number.". Lame.



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Not until there is no DRM and I can redownload my songs.
Authored by: dave1212 on May 10, '06 04:31:15PM

People have been able to re-download all their purchased music. You just need to call. They don't guarantee it, however, and that's why you get a message telling you to back up your music. It's not hard to do, especially if you're already backing up everything else that's important. You ARE backing up everything else, right?

I feel the same about the DRM, but since most of my friends have iPods, and there is NO restriction on the number of iPods your purchased songs can be copied to, I don't have the same issue with sharing.

Otherwise just simply burn it to a CD. Is that any different from what you would be doing if it didn't have DRM?



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Not until there is no DRM and I can redownload my songs.
Authored by: pub3abn on May 12, '06 09:41:25AM

Hey, the same thing happens with physical CDs. You don't back them up, and they get scratched or lost or shattered, you don't get a new free replacement CD. Plus iTunes albums are about $4-5 cheaper than regular retail prices for CDs, usually.



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