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Mix: PyMusique, Springsteen, Spymac, Subscriptions, iTunes 4.7.1

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, March 18, 2005
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 “DVD Jon” has released PyMusique, new software that allows users to connect to the iTunes Music Store and buy songs without digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

 During the U2 induction speech to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Bruce Springsteen jokingly said that he wants a red, white and blue special edition “Boss” iPod.

 Spymac and iStockphoto have launched a contest to give away a 60GB iPod photo to registered members of the site. To enter, you must create “the godfather of all posters for SpyStock between March 18 and April 18, 2005.”

 Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal, and Wilson Rothman of The New York Times have both posted comparisons between Napster To Go and the iTunes Music Store.

 In addition to share music restrictions, iTunes 4.7.1 also “disallows iPhoto slideshows with embedded iTunes-purchased tracks to play when distributed to other systems.”

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1

On the iTunes disabilities thing, seems a stupid move on Apple’s part to take away some of the things you could do before or now restrict the usage. Hopefully, if you really liked the old way it handled audio streaming, you kept a copy of the previous iTunes.

Posted by jinzo-ningen on March 18, 2005 at 11:21 AM (PDT)

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for iTMS users & buyers.

someday you will wonder what happended to your “rights” of your music. maybe the music industry decides to disallow burning, or maybe even playing without paying. people buying music with Digital rights managment are MORONS. or they like to be controlled. ok, hate me, but remember what i said in 5 years.!

Posted by Sergiusz 4G-20GB & Shuffle 512 MB on March 18, 2005 at 11:35 AM (PDT)

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Watch the sales in iTunes spike for the next little bit while PyMusique still works.  However, the music execs will see this as a bad thing… people are buying more music, sales are up, but we can’t control how they’re using it!  What if Grandma burns her playlist 8… yes, 8 times!  Woe is us! [insert violin solo here—just make sure it isn’t copyrighted]

They have nothing to worry about except the loss of their false sense of control.

Everything that can be downlaoded from iTunes (and magnitudes more) is already available illegally through various other means. 

These unprotected low-bitrate AAC files are NOT going to start flooding the illegal channels…

What it will do is perhaps entice some people to buy some music legally who were otherwise completely turned off by the use restrictions.

Posted by Wolffe on March 18, 2005 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

4

Now why cant someone figure out a way for us to purchase music (legally) from the other countries Itunes store!  smile 

Posted by Keeganskylar on March 18, 2005 at 11:47 AM (PDT)

5

I know. I want the Brendan Benson album now!!! Only an import avail. at the UK store.

Posted by zumpp99 in Western NY on March 18, 2005 at 12:35 PM (PDT)

6

anyone actually gone to the place to download it?  You are basically giving them your credit card number by buying through their software.

Posted by ogvor on March 18, 2005 at 1:06 PM (PDT)

7

I don’t see PyMusique being a big problem, but I’m sure Apple will shut the door on it before long.

I didn’t even know you COULD distribute iPhoto slideshows smile Guess I’d better make space on my drive for iLife 05!

Posted by Nagromme on March 18, 2005 at 1:23 PM (PDT)

8

To hell with all of this—I want a BOSS iPOD!

Posted by Dingleberry on March 18, 2005 at 5:02 PM (PDT)

9

Yeah, I agree. All these restrictions makes me not even want to purchase a FREE song with a Pepsi bottlecap with iTunes. Downloading songs is easy, but the restrictions, and the RIAA price-hikes (if they happen) will kill it. But right now, people are getting accustomed to it, so they will put up with the changes in the future. Sad, really.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on March 19, 2005 at 9:37 AM (PDT)

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