Re: French lawmakers approve 'iTunes law'
- From: "Old & in the way...." <bfunk850@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 15:03:23 -0700
"Jim Higgins" <gordian238@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
French lawmakers approve 'iTunes law'
PARIS - French lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation that
could force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod and iTunes Music Store
compatible with rivals' music players and online services.
As an iTunes owner, I applaud this approach. Apple's complete control policy
in this country leaves some pod's (mine) stranded from its computer/iTunes
data base. All that has to happen is a HD crash and no matter what you do to
resurrect the data base by paying to have the iTunes transferred from the
bad drive to a new one, Apple has made sure that it will not be recognized
by your iPod.
I went the Apple route and will never use an Apple product again because I
have lost a 75GB music data base with a crash. This represents hundreds of
hours in moving music from LP to CD to iTunes that have been lost to my pod
because it won't recognize it because it has been moved from a corrupted HD
to a new one. I guess that the program recognizes the identy of the original
HD that iTunes is installed on. Once there it can't be moved. At least that
is my experience. Pc based systems don't care and are easily moved and
My apple experience is spoiled
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