Imbedded personal info on iTunes tracks?

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Has this been out before? If it is true, I am dissapointed. I think I would rather have DRM than to have my personal info illicitly pasted onto my music files...



http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle1873098.ece

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    slewisslewis Posts: 2,080member
    OK Look, your account info was always there, even with DRM, they're just making a big deal of it now because 1) it's something to use against Apple for the next 6 months and 2) the DRM isn't there so it's more noticeable.



    If you're worried about your personal info being embedded then I suggest not visiting File sharing sites and uploading them.



    Sebastian
  • Reply 2 of 3
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,762member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slewis View Post


    OK Look, your account info was always there, even with DRM, they're just making a big deal of it now because 1) it's something to use against Apple for the next 6 months and 2) the DRM isn't there so it's more noticeable.



    If you're worried about your personal info being embedded then I suggest not visiting File sharing sites and uploading them.



    Sebastian



    Actually, I don't do file sharing sites. That is not my concern. Maybe I have privacy nut tendencies or maybe I am paranoid, I just don't like my info being tagged to things. Things that are persistent.



    For example, suppose my girlfriend and I buy music from iTunes. Then we break up and divide the assets. A year later her new boyfriend gets into file sharing using her music that is tagged with my email address and who knows what else. No I don't like that.



    I don't suppose I have a problem with digital watermarking with some coding system if they need to and if they disclose it.



    But my email? Blech!
  • Reply 3 of 3
    slewisslewis Posts: 2,080member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bageljoey View Post


    Actually, I don't do file sharing sites. That is not my concern. Maybe I have privacy nut tendencies or maybe I am paranoid, I just don't like my info being tagged to things. Things that are persistent.



    For example, suppose my girlfriend and I buy music from iTunes. Then we break up and divide the assets. A year later her new boyfriend gets into file sharing using her music that is tagged with my email address and who knows what else. No I don't like that.



    I don't suppose I have a problem with digital watermarking with some coding system if they need to and if they disclose it.



    But my email? Blech!



    I suggest you sign your Girlfriend up for her own iTunes account then. But the info is still there with or without DRM. It's not a watermarking thing, it was just never removed, and it doesn't need to be.



    You can convert to Apple Lossless if you want and strip the tags away.



    Sebastian
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