And this is why I still buy and rip CDs and DVDs, or download and save in DRM-free formats: so that what I’ve bought remains with me, unless *I* delete it.
QT v0max: Just a reminder that when you "purchase" music online, you're not buying the music, only a temporary revocable license.
I noticed that several albums I had purchased years ago had silently disappeared from my library. When I contacted @apple, they told me it's not their problem.
I recently went to some second-hand store and was absolutely delighted to find out they were also selling CDs 😎
@neil wait, maybe I've missed something.. With Apple Music you can still save copies of the songs you buy, right?
At least I could do so the last time I used iTunes (a few years after the dinosaurs went extinct, so not that recently though). Did they change it?
@sigsegv If you buy from the iTunes Store, you get a (DRM-free) copy. If you subscribe to Apple Music, their streaming service, you might be able to cache temporarily, but it’s tied to a subscription.
@neil aha, so that's two different things! I thought Apple Music was just a new name for iTunes. Thanks!
@neil Do people really still sell DRM-encumbered music these days? That quote would have been correct ten years ago; but I thought DRM was dead for paid music downloads.
@jamescridland I guess it depends on whether they downloaded the music, or just liked to stream it whenever they wanted.
@neil Downloaded. I'm unaware of any licensing servers still in operation.
@neil I do same and love my basement Plex server.
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