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Apple Patent Reveals Gift-Giving Platform For NFC-Based iDevices 110

redletterdave writes "While downloading and storing digital media with online service providers has become commonplace — more so than purchasing DVDs and CDs at physical retail stores — it's not very easy to transfer digital files from one individual to another, usually because of copyright laws. Some digital distributors have systems for limiting usage and distribution of their products from the original purchaser to others, but often times, transferring a copyright-protected file from one device to another can result in the file being unplayable or totally inaccessible. Apple believes it has a solution to this issue: A gift-giving platform where users have a standardized way for buying, sending and receiving media files from a provider (iTunes) between multiple electronic devices (iPhones, iPads). The process is simply called, 'Gifting.'"
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Apple Patent Reveals Gift-Giving Platform For NFC-Based iDevices

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  • Awesome! (Score:4, Funny)

    by AngryDeuce ( 2205124 ) on Sunday April 29, 2012 @01:49PM (#39838805)

    That's totally easier than just downloading a DRM-free copy of the work and giving someone a copy via email or even sneakernet...

    Oh, right, we're still pretending that there's something morally wrong with copying a bunch of ones and zeros that have no inherent value and convey no rights to the purchaser regarding First-Sale doctrine...

Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.