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    News - Apple finally strips iTunes of DRM restrictions

    Apple has all but bid farewell to digital rights management on iTunes' music, but prices will rise as a result.
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    Re: News - Apple finally strips iTunes of DRM restrictions

    Why anyone would pay £7.99 for a downloaded album is beyond me when you can but a CD off the internet for cheaper and 99p a track is a ripoff.

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    Re: News - Apple finally strips iTunes of DRM restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by slypie View Post
    Why anyone would pay £7.99 for a downloaded album is beyond me when you can but a CD off the internet for cheaper and 99p a track is a ripoff.
    And what's more, half the albums have fewer than 10 tracks on so you could buy the tracks seperately for less than the album.

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    Re: News - Apple finally strips iTunes of DRM restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by slypie View Post
    Why anyone would pay £7.99 for a downloaded album is beyond me when you can but a CD off the internet for cheaper and 99p a track is a ripoff.
    Because:

    a) Its just easier, and instant.
    b) It is not always cheaper to go and order a real CD - quite often I have bought things off iTunes for less than I could buy a real CD
    c) You often get exclusive extra tracks
    d) the DRM doesn't affect most people

    I think this is a sensible move from Apple and the labels - they have to realise that the DRM they put on their tracks will do (and has done) nothing to prevent piracy..they would be much better off adding DRM to all their promo CDs that get sent out to the music press (which is where a HUGE majority of pirated music comes from).

    Good move apple

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    Re: News - Apple finally strips iTunes of DRM restrictions

    TBH, I think it is scandalous they can charge that much for a download: no packaging, no CD and lossy-compression
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    Re: News - Apple finally strips iTunes of DRM restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    TBH, I think it is scandalous they can charge that much for a download: no packaging, no CD and lossy-compression
    Couldn't agree more it's just a total con. I can see the point for obscure tracks but most mainstream albums can be bought much cheaper on a CD from an online retailer. I can personally see why so many people download music illegally online when they are getting ripped off for it download off itunes (and no I don't do that, I always buy my music on CD and rip it to my ipod touch).

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