Monday, March 17, 2008

I Wonder... iTunes, DMCA

So, if circumventing copy-protection is illegal most of the time, and if I can buy a song with DRM from the iTunes Music Store and then make an audio CD of it (with iTunes) and then rip it back to my computer with iTunes sans DRM... doesn't that mean that iTunes is infringing software?

Not to say that I've ever done that, or that Apple doesn't know about it (burning playlists, number of copies, etc., I know), but still. Of course it's unlikely that Apple would sue itself, but still.