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Leechster, getTunes enable iTunes song sharing

updated 07:30 pm EST, Sat March 20, 2004

Leechster, getTunes...

Michael Thole has released a beta of offers similar functions.)




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  1. Zkatz007

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Gift from above

    I had just had the thought that I needed to find an application to do just this, and I decided to check MacNN, and there the headline was! Works well, I got consistant downloads over Airport at 80kbps. No problems so far.

  1. Nebagakid

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    NO

    I do not like this program, it does not give the person sharing control over if they would allow it. I would be fine letting people peer in and listen, but not copy... NOT COPY

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Why bother with iTunes

    Why are people insisting on wasting time hooking this into iTunes? Rendevous makes it easy to network computers. You just need to share your music directory and poof, copy is enabled.

  1. Nostromo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Great...

    ...another tool to help people steal.

    Oh, wait...everything in the world should be free! Right? We shouldn't have to pay for *anything*, EVER.

    Bah.

  1. JoshFofer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Applescripts

    The problem with these apps is that it only copies as the songs play. To copy a whole album, you'd have to PLAY the whole album.

    (Something tells me these apps are more suited for when you're copying from someone who thinks you're just "browsing" and "listening."

    If that's not the case, and it's your Macs or a friend who wants to let you copy, why not just use filesharing, or better yet, this cool set of Applescripts?
    http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/scripts/scripts10.php?page=1#remmanagescripts

  1. DeathWolf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    whoa

    it amazing me how freely these programs are distributed
    though no doubt a nicely executed program, it definitely flies in the face of fairplay. Does Apple have a right to sue the makers of this program over it as was done with De-CSS?

  1. Mr. Bob

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ?

    "Oh, wait...everything in the world should be free! Right? We shouldn't have to pay for *anything*, EVER."

    Although everything in the world should not be free, as money is needed for R&D, most people making the big hit music these days have too much money, and are content on milking the system. I can either spend $0.99 on songs from people who already have too much money from their profession, or use all of that money "that is if I like to get a lot of music" and spend that money on more necessary things from people who really need the money "like cancer research, which I donated to generously this year".

    Hmm, 50 Cent getting another Bentley, or making some kid not die from a metastasizing tumor, yeah, hard choice. Musicians should make money the same way TV stars to, not by being paid for their product, but by merchandizing or by sponsoring. Paying for music tracks is paying for their product twice, I hear it on the radio "which they make money" and then again by the album, ha.

    As far as I am concerned, getting paid more then the POTUS for singing and dancing is foolhardy, and I wish not to be part of said institution. The fact that Ludacris is the new spoke person for BUD beer, means that he is making money from his product, now whether or not you want to pay him again for the same product, well thatís just up to you.

    If Apple wanted you to pay twice for your computer, you would see them go out of business real quick, just a quick note.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: ?

    Although everything in the world should not be free, as money is needed for R&D, most people making the big hit music these days have too much money, and are content on milking the system. I can either spend $0.99 on songs from people who already have too much money from their profession, or use all of that money "that is if I like to get a lot of music" and spend that money on more necessary things from people who really need the money "like cancer research, which I donated to generously this year".


    OK, so you only 'steal' music from large hit bands/singers, but you buy from the struggling or up and coming bands who, without the purchase of their music, will lose interest in performing, or lose the interest of the music distributors, and have to go out and get some lame-a** job rather do what they want because no one buys their music. Right?

    As far as I am concerned, getting paid more then the POTUS for singing and dancing is foolhardy, and I wish not to be part of said institution.

    I see, so everyone should get paid less then the POTUS, because he's doing 'important' work, and everyone else, esp. artists, are less important and don't deserve the money? Whqat's really foolhardy is your logic. You say you won't be part of said institution, but you have no problem listening to their music, you just won't pay for it. Maybe what you need to do is look up the word 'principle'. See, if you did, you would just ban these people's music, not just steal it. To steal the work or product of someone you're opposed to on principle is just hypocritical (its like saying you oppose MS, so you go off and steal their software to use it, which means you think their software is useful, you just don't want to admit it, whereupon a 'principled' person, like myself, just doesn't buy MS software).

    BTW, the really loaded singers don't make their money on CD sales as much as they do on concerts, so make sure you don't go to any concerts, and certainly spend no money on those overpriced T shirts.

    Oh, and if you really want to stick it to the man, you should buy/sell all your music on eBay. They don't get a cent on any of those sales...

  1. RTOlson

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sticking it to the man

    "Oh, and if you really want to stick it to the man, you should buy/sell all your music on eBay. They don't get a cent on any of those sales... "

    Well, you had me up until that point. There's been a great deal of concern about "owning" an album. If the customer who legally bought the CD wishes to sell the CD, what's to stop him (especially on the global flea market that's eBay)?

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: sticking

    Well, you had me up until that point. There's been a great deal of concern about "owning" an album. If the customer who legally bought the CD wishes to sell the CD, what's to stop him (especially on the global flea market that's eBay)?

    Nothing. I was just pointing out that this guy could buy and sell his CDs on eBay without worrying that any royalties would be going to these over rich artists. Therefore you can legally buy music you want without 'stealing' it.

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