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iTunes Sharing Status Service Debuts

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Sunday, May 4, 2003
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iTunes Sharing Status is a clever new service for iTunes users indicating whether or not you are sharing your iTunes music on the Internet. There is no software to download and it’s free. All you have to do is fill out an online form with your IP address (auto-detects) and provide URLs to two images to indicate sharing is online or offline. The default images for online and offline:

itunessharing_on.jpg
itunessharing_off.jpg

“With the current launch of Apple iTunes 4 came the new feature of sharing music over the internet. Now that we have a framework available to work with, came the problem of advertising your iTunes address to the world. The iTunes Sharing Status service allows you to have an image on any website or forum signature that tells other users that you are sharing your music through iTunes and whether you are currently sharing or not.”

For instructions on how to share your iTunes music library on the Internet click here.

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Comments

1

Does sharing allow one to copy said music file to ones hard drive?  if so, the statement “Don’t steal music, share it”, seems a mute point!

Posted by Marky in United Kingdom on May 5, 2003 at 12:00 AM (PDT)

2

lol I hadn’t thought about that but your right if the new music store is all about buying music and not sharing then why does it have a share option? that would be pointless when they don’t let you share it

Posted by Fusen in UK on May 5, 2003 at 12:43 AM (PDT)

3

I think it might be for sharing across the LAN but I could be mistaken.

Posted by kainjow on May 5, 2003 at 3:41 AM (PDT)

4

actually, when you share your iTunes across the LAN or internet, you only STREAM the song, not actually move the file across the network.

Posted by k in ohio on May 5, 2003 at 7:09 AM (PDT)

5

So how much bandwith does sharing use? How many people could share my library before everything would grind to halt.

Posted by Todd on May 5, 2003 at 9:20 AM (PDT)

6

Aditional to bandwith, many ISP’s have limits on traffic that can sent from one’s IP address.  If I started to share my music with many people, I think my ISP would pull the plug on my connection.

Posted by Marky in United Kingdom on May 5, 2003 at 9:30 AM (PDT)

7

The link to this script is broken. Anyone know of a good link to download the script?

Thanks

Posted by Eddie in San Jose on May 5, 2003 at 1:52 PM (PDT)

8

It’s not a script for download. It’s a service provided by a website.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2003 at 3:04 PM (PDT)

9

You can download from every open iTunes Share here:

http://isuck.h3q.com

Denis

Posted by Denis in Berlin/Germany on May 6, 2003 at 5:27 PM (PDT)

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