2.0 and iTunes
Glenn Otis Brown
glenn at creativecommons.org
Wed May 26 16:12:14 EDT 2004
On May 26, 2004, at 1:38 AM, Rob Myers wrote:
> If I download my CC'd music via iTunes to my iPod, it will add DRM to
> lock the tune to that iPod. This seems to breach the part of 4a that
> "You may not distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or
> publicly digitally perform the Work with any technological measures
> that control access or use of the Work in a manner inconsistent with
> the terms of this License Agreement."
this term applies to licensee, not licensor, who can do whatever he/she
wants with a work.
this is also not new to the 2.0 license. was in the 1.0 license.
> Is this the case? Or does this kind of "terminal" transfer to a single
> device not count as distribution? What if I want to take the tune off
> of my iPod (which doubles as a FireWrire drive) and give it to a
> friend? Does it break 4a then?
> If it is, this is important as the iPod is a big market for downloaded
> music, and will probably be the model for other such devices. Either
> Apple should modify iTunes to respect CC metadata, or CC (as a last
> resort) should modify the license to allow this kind of "terminal"
> - Rob.
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