"nospam" <nos...@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
> In article <cib5n9...@mid.individual.net
>, john james
>> >> > I don't find it counter-intuitive at all. I open iTunes and click
>> >> > the
>> >> > Music icon if I want to purchase music, organize my own music,
>> >> > listen to iTunes Radio, or manage my playlists.
>> >> Now try taking a track you got from somewhere other
>> >> than the iTunes store and just add it to someone else's
>> >> iDevice because they want it on their iDevice.
>> > that's piracy.
>> Not when you paid for it when you bought the CD etc.
> only if you're giving the cd to the other person
You don't have to do that, just never use it again.
> and destroying any digital copies you may have.
You don't have to do that either, just never use them again.
> if not, it's piracy.
Wrong if the other copies are just in your
backups and you never use them again.
>> > the other person can get their own copy (through
>> > legitimate channels) and add it themselves.
>> No reason why they should have to if
>> I choose to give what I paid for to them.
> you can give them the cd.
You don't have to do that, you can just put what
you want to give them on their iDevice and that
is a much better approach if they don't know how
to get it from the CD to their iDevice or they don't
even have a CD player that can be used to get it
onto their iDevice or even have a CD player at all.
Yes, with music, you can move it to their iDevice
other ways like by using dropbox or something
similar to that or even by emailing it to them,
but that isn't viable with movies and other video
> what you can't do is give it to them
> and keep a copy for yourself,
That is wrong if that copy is just in your backup
and you never use it again because you have lost
interest in it or decided that you didn't like it.
> which is almost certainly what you're doing.
Wrong. I have lots of music that I will never play again.
I hardly ever watch movies or TV series more than once either.
>> >> Or a movie etc that isn't supported by the iDevice.
>> > that's easy.
>> The UI makes it harder to do than it should be.
> no it doesn't.
Of course it does when you can't do that the same
way that you move movies that are in a format that
the iDevice does support.