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Thursday, January 13, 2005

New iTunes deletes songs without DRM 

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... and from the nononononononononoNO dept, I hear that the new version of iTunes (4.7.1) is deleting songs that have been run through Hymn. Hymn is the software that strips Apple's DRM off iTunes tracks and allows you to play the music you've bought through the player of your choice. The ins and outs of what is fair use with downloaded music are still a long way off being settled - even in my own mind - but when the de facto market leader in paid-for downloads and personal MP3 players makes an unpopular hash of things every single week you have to worry about the future.

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