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Old 8th September 2012
  #393
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Originally Posted by deathromantik View Post
All the stuff I bought on iTunes 3 years ago is and locked to apple devises or software. I stopped buying from there when I found that out.

I was just illustrating some reasons why some people do it; if the legal way is harder than the illegal way, people are going to do it the easy way.
you can replace those tracks with non-drm versions. itunes hasn't had DRM since like 2006... when Amazon Mp3 launched all DRM ended...

kind of a bummer for Microsoft and Sony, who both shuttered online music stores because they were non-apple compatible drm (windows media).

so the DRM "it's harder" argument is no longer valid and hasn't been for years.

a more detailed history on digital music and DRM is here:
How the RIAA failed the recorded music industry...