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No illiberality ! Show ur opinion of DRM in IPod here

Hi guys ,
The event wnet like this… I bought 4 WMA songs for Xmas and wanted to sync onto my ipod touch few days ago. Of course,I first need to convert them to MP4 with iTunes. But unexpectedly the iTunes cant do this …and then I asked for my friend David and he told me that the WMA songs I purchased is protected by DRM,I need remove them with a third DRM removal software.Luckly,David is a go-getter and he offered me a tool and I favorably remove DRM from these songs and put them to my ipod touch .
After the event, I consulted a mass of data about DRM and I had known the DRM stands for digital rights management. It claims to protect digital media from piracy. So now I have no idea about if the behavior is legal,But the DRM removal software office website says it is completely legal.This is its website: http://www.wmatomp3-converter.com/media-to-ipod-converter.html#135
And I’v heared that this software sell very well this year and almost every ipod user savvies it…
what should i do? any idea?
pleazzzzzzzzzz helps me .... ThanXX

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DRM is BS and i will be happy when its gone. It actually causes more piracy because people want to use there music on any device they want and they cant with DRM. Ill be happy once its gone.

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DRM-Removal software itself is legal, but using it to remove DRM is illegal - pretty weird, eh? Personally I hate DRM, and there is a trend to get rid of it, but I would expect it will take the better part of 2009 or beyond to accomplish it. I was heartened today to learn that iTunes will be shedding their DRM system in the upcoming months. DRM software did not protect the music industry, made the paid subscription services unattractive compared to Limewire, and frustrated a lot of mp3 player users. I will be happy when it is gone.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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