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CNET: Apple: Reselling iTunes songs ‘impractical’

“‘Apple’s position is that it is impractical, though perhaps within someone’s rights, to sell music purchased online,’ Peter Lowe, Apple’s director of marketing for applications and services, told CNET in an interview. Lowe’s comments came after eBay last week pulled an auction seeking to sell an iTunes download, saying the attempted sale violated the site’s listings policies.”

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First off,  I think you be able to sell your song after purchasing from itunes.  The same way u can sell ur cds to pawnshops or in the newspaper. 

Secondly, I am suprised itunes is so successfull.  If you look at the price you pay for a downgraded digitally compressed sound file vs a raw cd purchased at ur local music store.  You are getting ripped off.  12-15 songs @ 99c will cost u just as much as the real thing.  The record companies are loving it.  they dont have to press cds.. more money for them, and the quality is sheet.  And who still gets the short end of the stick?  the artist.

Posted by freezone in Irvine, CA on September 9, 2003 at 10:41 AM (CDT)


Most albums max out at $9.99, no matter how many tracks are on it.

Posted by Joe in Irvine, CA on September 9, 2003 at 12:18 PM (CDT)


its still a downgraded compressed audio. for the same cost of most cds 9.99 sure sounds nice on a mp3 player, but anyone witha decent home system can tell the difference.

Posted by freezone in Irvine, CA on September 9, 2003 at 2:26 PM (CDT)


I disagree I have a very nice home system and I use aac files all the time and love how they sound.  I even use the mto DJ with and never had a complaint.  I would rather buy just the song from and album that I like than waste $15 on a cd and only use 3 or 4 songs from the cd.  This way for $15 I get 15 songs that I know I will like.

Posted by BigDog in Irvine, CA on September 9, 2003 at 2:46 PM (CDT)


I guess the second point in just a matter of taste. 

Back to the topic,  I still think you should be able to sell your downloaded digital music file.

Posted by freezone in Irvine, CA on September 10, 2003 at 2:19 PM (CDT)

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