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iTunes DRM-Free Files Contain Personal Info 693

Posted by kdawson
from the musical-steganography dept.
r2k writes "Apple's iTunes Plus files are DRM-free, but sharing the files on P2P networks may be an extremely bad idea. A report published by CNet highlights the fact that the account information and email address of the iTunes account holder is hidden inside each and every DRM-free download. I checked, and I found I couldn't access the information using an ID3 tag editor, but using Notepad I found my email address stored inside the audio file itself."
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iTunes DRM-Free Files Contain Personal Info

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  • Re:hmmm (Score:5, Funny)

    by ozphx (1061292) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @04:12AM (#26429497) Homepage

    Seriously, you're not expecting the iTunes police to come crashing through the window with guns blazing are you?

    As a member of the iTunes Police, I take strong exception to this. Firearms safety has always been a core tenet of iTP training. An iTP officer will only open fire if a copyright violation is in progress, or the officer has reasonable belief that lethal force is the only way to prevent a copyright violation.

    iTunes Police would never "come crashing through a window with guns blazing". The very thought of it!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @04:22AM (#26429573)

    This post is clickable. But I'm scared to do it.

  • by martinX (672498) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @06:08AM (#26430237)
    I'd whip you with my Pear Anjou cables [pearcable.com], but I've just finished burning them in and aligning the natural resonance using my interocitor.
  • by arikol (728226) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @06:40AM (#26430455) Journal
    Whining, bitching and moaning. Another /. day... I don't usually troll (or try not to) but what kind of numbnuts is surprised or offended by this. And the hypotheticals (what if I lost a HDD with only music, I'd be recognizable) are so moronic that I had to catch my breath before ranting. What imbeciles. We have the choice of buying non crippled music with our monogram on super conveniently, buy crippled music conveniently or buy (usually) non-crippled music inconveniently (CDs, mail order or brick and mortar store). Buy the music in the form that suits you. I'll keep using iTMS because it's convenient and because it's relatively fair. But then I have this funny feeling that the people bitching the most over this are probably not buying music that much. But may have large music libraries anyway. Just fucking buy the stuff you really like, ok. Support the artists you feel truly excel.And not another goddamned whine about your purchase having your name printed on it. Fucking whiners.
  • by Almahtar (991773) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @06:43AM (#26430473) Journal

    Also, last I checked, Steve Jobs didn't repeatedly smash your face into a MacBook keyboard whilst pointing a shotgun at your head with his free hand until you bought music from iTunes. If you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Actually, Steve Jobs did repeatedly smash my face into a MacBook keyboard whilst pointing a shotgun at my head with his free hand until I bought music from iTunes, you insensitive clod.

    Poor MacBook.

  • by couchslug (175151) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @07:09AM (#26430635)

    "Also, last I checked, Steve Jobs didn't repeatedly smash your face into a MacBook keyboard whilst pointing a shotgun at your head with his free hand until you bought music from iTunes."

    After THAT sort of treatment, did you really think we'd tell you anything?

    The first rule of the Steve Jobs Beat Down is "don't talk about the beat down".

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  • by Shakrai (717556) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @09:19AM (#26431533) Journal

    If you think $500 headphones are high quality, you're sorely mistaken. http://www.stax.co.jp/ [stax.co.jp] [stax.co.jp]

    I only have one question regarding those $5,000 headphones: Can I get them with a white wire? ;)

  • by nyctopterus (717502) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @12:46PM (#26435003) Homepage
    Yes. Yes you are.

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