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Re: Denmark joins France in Apple/DRM-Bashing

__/ [ Tim Smith ] on Tuesday 28 March 2006 05:40 \__

> In article <e093im$5r2$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>  Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The controversy in France is partly over the fact that music gets locked
>> without the customer's awareness (DRM). Try to move your music from an
>> iPod to another vendor...
> (1) Put the music you want to move into a playlist.

Which playlist? [rhetorical] What if I run Linux?

> (2) Invoke the command to burn the playlist to a CD.
> This burns a Red Book standard audio CD.  You can now deal with that CD
> just like you would deal with any other standard CD.

[hypothetical] I still depend on closed-source software to achieve this. I
still need a 'key' to opening my own, personal, paid-for music. That key is
not mine.

Take Palm for example. While it is said to be possible to export the data, it
requires Palm Desktop. I don't have a Windows box or a Mac box around, so
what gives? My data is locked unless I get some opaque binaries that run on
pricey operating systems. Else, my data locks me to the vendor. I would love
to dance over to other platforms painlessly, along with my data.

Best wishes,


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