Archive for the ‘iTunes’ Category

Apple iTunes Music Is DRM Free, But Your iTunes ID Is Embeded In The Music

June 3, 2007

“There’s been scuttlebutt on the Internets over the last few days over the revelation that Apple embeds your iTunes Store ID in the new DRM-free tracks it’s selling. It’s true, the info is right there. (And if you want to see it, there’s a much easier method than the Unix grep command TUAW suggests. Just right click a track and select “Get Info” and there it is.) This is shocking to some. It’s as if Apple and EMI actually want to discourage you from sharing their DRM-free files on peer to peer networks. Say it isn’t so.As Ars Technica reports in a post titled “Apple hides account info in DRM-free music, too”:

But there’s more to the story: Apple embeds your account information in all songs sold on the store, not just DRM-free songs.

ZOMG, RLY?!!!11!!!??For a site that’s been covering Apple for more than a week, this seems an odd revelation, considering the practice is ancient history dating back to the Store’s launch. (And by “hides,” they presumably mean, “leaves in plain view, easily accessible via a single keystroke or a right-click.”)”


DRM Free: Apple Launches iTunes 7.2 and iTunes Plus

May 30, 2007

“Just a quick note for those of you who are looking forward to the EMI DRM-Free iTunes tracks rumored to be launching this week. Apple‘s just updated iTunes to version 7.2, and added iTunes Plus support. iTunes Plus is the new higher quality, DRM-free music store that sells at $1.29 per track we’ve been talking about since April.”


Rumor: EMI’s DRM-Free Tracks Hitting iTunes This Week

May 27, 2007

“Electronista is reporting that “according to French sources familiar with negotiations for multiple online music stores,” Apple is set to drop EMI‘s DRM-free catalog onto iTunes this week. Techs are entering the last stages of encoding and prepping the files to go live.”