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LA Times: Song Sharing by iTunes Users Stirs Piracy Concerns

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
News Categories: iTunes

Los Angeles Times staff writer Jon Healey writes about the brewing debate over the Internet sharing capabilities of iTunes.

“In the two weeks that iTunes has been on the market, several Web sites have sprung up to help users find others who are sharing songs online. And some adept programmers have developed a way to let people copy those songs.”
‘“It sounds as if it is a hole in the security that needs to be closed,” Cary Ramos, an attorney for the National Music Publishers Assn., said Tuesday. ‘I don’t know what Apple can do to achieve that, but I would certainly hope that they would take steps immediately to address this issue.’”

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“iTunes Music Store Tops Two Million Song Downloads isn’t enough,” says Cary Ramos.  “We need everybody who has swapped the song to immediately pay us 99 cents.”  Ramos went on to say, “If your humming the tune in your head, that will also be 99 cents.” 

Posted by Joe in long beach on May 14, 2003 at 5:11 PM (PDT)

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