January 22, 2012

I...Think I Need To be Looking at Alternatives

So...today I went to buy some stuff of of iTunes.
They've changed the terms of use, which I cut and pasted below the fold.
(emphasis is mine). Let's see what one of our resident experts thinks about this...

Funny, that was my reaction too.

If I'm reading this right, I can now  ONLY listen to iTunes products on Apple products, ie: not on my Blackberry. This would seem to indicate that agreeing to this would entail losing the right to listen to the music I purchased.

The iBookstore agreement, which is bundled here expressly forbids making a backup copy or using it on non Apple products.

It reminds me of the old DIVX machines from Circuit City.

I'm not buying an iPhone. I'm a bit of a Mac enthusiast, but even if I could afford one right now, I don't like having all my eggs in the apple basket any more than the Microsoft basket. In fact, given that this comes on the heels of the disclosure of their absolutely malevolent and trade restraining license agreement, I may never buy another Apple product again.

So...does anyone have any suggestions for legal non- iTunes media downloads ? ('cause I sure as hell didn't click agree).

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