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Apple disables iTunes song-swapping tool

“Among other additions Apple Computer made to its iTunes software, the Mac maker has plugged a hole that allowed some people to download music from another computer.

Apple’s iTunes allows Macintosh and PC users to play music stored on other PCs on a network. The music is streamed off the other computer. But file-swapping enthusiasts quickly created other programs, such as MyTunes, to capture the songs and allow them to be saved to the computer’s hard drive. With the latest iteration

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so will this prevent me from listening to music that is stored on my dads computer and i have made the folder shared and for my iTunes library found the shared folder and walla…

or is this only preventing those who copy the music in others libraries to their hd?

 

Posted by rivlinm on April 28, 2004 at 8:19 PM (CDT)

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Just so everyone knows, the DRM has been switched from 3 computers to 5.

Posted by Thomas S on April 28, 2004 at 10:00 PM (CDT)

3

rivilnm - you won’t be affected.
The change affects apps like MyTunes (as mentioned) - which allow you to copy songs over that are being shared over iTunes rendezvous sharing.

Posted by Nathan on April 29, 2004 at 1:31 AM (CDT)

4

You can still stream over the web using Nicecast or Slimserver

Posted by albert on April 29, 2004 at 6:38 AM (CDT)

5

Yep, I can confirm MyTunes is busted.  Oh well, at least they [Apple] didn’t sue the college kid that made it.  They like to sue people.  Courteously closing the door on the function is much better PR… ;)

Posted by AMG on April 29, 2004 at 7:39 AM (CDT)

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DRM is set to 5 computers now, how much more do people want? I don’t think people are really care about law and authority these days. When you use itunes or itms, you are obligated to its user agreement. If you disagree with it, then don’t buy music online, stick to cd or download from p2p.

What is this “They like to sue people” comment? DRM is protected by law and if you break it, you are sure you’ll get your ass sued.

Posted by dumbojack on April 29, 2004 at 9:14 AM (CDT)

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“DRM is protected by law and if you break it, you are sure you’ll get your a** sued.”

So when the British Redcoats were enforcing their unjust taxation and anti-democratic laws, you would have been one of the Tories in the COlonies, saying “Well, it is the Law and King George is our King so we should do what they say”?

Posted by Redcoats on April 29, 2004 at 9:25 AM (CDT)

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“So when the British Redcoats were enforcing their unjust taxation…”

This analogy is a bit flawed: no on is forcing you to buy music from Apple.  If you don’t like their terms, go elsewhere.

Posted by jman on April 29, 2004 at 9:35 AM (CDT)

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“Oh well, at least they [Apple] didn’t sue the college kid that made it”

Well, I think the best would be to try to hire these people, because they seem to be clever enough to understand apple’s Software without even knowing the code… what else would they be able to do if they knew it?...

jojo

Posted by jesaja on April 29, 2004 at 9:35 AM (CDT)

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well consider that null and void kids…

http://craz.net/programs/itunes/

Posted by regalbegal on April 29, 2004 at 10:51 AM (CDT)

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> no on is forcing you to buy music from Apple. If you don’t like their terms, go elsewhere.

And how am I going to play WMA downloads on my iPod?

And as for “force” - Apple’s control of the terms of use of my music is enabled in the first instance through their technological force of exclusive control over the iPod, and in the second instance through recourse to the courts and their paraphernalia of State-legislated violence and law enforcement to enforce their mandates. That my friend is how corporations use force to get their way.

I guess all those annoying rebels should have just moved out of the Colonies and gone to South America or something?

Posted by Love It Or Leave It on April 29, 2004 at 12:19 PM (CDT)

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Anybody encounter any problems with how many times you can burn a playlist now?

Before you could burn the same playlist 9 times, they’ve reduced it to 7 and apparently you can’t just move some songs around to fix it.

Not that I’ve ever had the need to burn 9 of the same CD’s, but this concerns me.  Who’s to say Apple won’t limit burning to 3 times on the next update, or ban it altogether.

Posted by Ryan on April 29, 2004 at 1:35 PM (CDT)

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