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'Apple Stole My Music'

07 May 16 - 10:20 AM (#3789010)
Subject: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: FreddyHeadey

Make sure you have an external backup before signing up to an Apple Music subscription.

"...through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users' computers. When I signed up for Apple Music, iTunes evaluated my massive collection of Mp3s and WAV files, scanned Apple's database for what it considered matches, then removed the original files from my internal hard drive. REMOVED them. Deleted. If Apple Music saw a file it didn't recognize—which came up often, since I'm a freelance composer and have many music files that I created myself—it would then download it to Apple's database, delete it from my hard drive, and serve it back to me when I wanted to listen, just like it would with my other music files it had deleted."

"...The piano demo of "Sister Jack" that I downloaded directly from Spoon's website ten years ago? Replaced with the alternate, more common demo version of the song. What this means, then, is that Apple is engineering a future in which rare, or varying, mixes and versions of songs won't exist unless Apple decides they do. Said alternate versions will be replaced by the most mainstream version, despite their original, at-one-time correct, titles, labels, and file contents...."

https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04/apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/


07 May 16 - 10:38 AM (#3789012)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: Newport Boy

A comment on this blog from a post on another forum:

"I have a few friends and associates who make their living by their music and one of them found iTunes store was selling his music when he had never contacted them. He did contact them and demand all royalties be forwarded and they cease and desist from their actions. They did. Moral of the story, don't use Apple and you've got all the power you need, you can stick it to them and collect royalties and possibly penalties on illegally distributed content."

Phil


07 May 16 - 11:08 AM (#3789019)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: leeneia

Thanks for the warning.

I have been making and editing music files using MIDI for many years. Such work is vulnerable, and I've become very leery of downloading anything that might interfere with my work.

I don't think it's malice. I think that the big firms can't conceive of anybody who's interested in anything but commercial recordings by (semi)famous names.

Sometimes a Catter will post a link to a program by the BBC on folk music. I've found that if I connect to the BBC, it will turn off the MIDI for Noteworthy Composer. Say what!? How dare they sneak inside my computer and disconnect things they know nothing about?


07 May 16 - 11:15 AM (#3789022)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: punkfolkrocker

This is just another reason that emphasises the necessity to use separate computers dedicated to ideally single purposes.

eg: a music production PC that is only ever connected to the internet
as a last resort if no other means is provided for registering and updating specialist software.

eg: a media player entertainment centre PC that only stores files that are safely backed up elsewhere.
If this computer dies or gets malware - no fatal problem,
It is relatively expendable.


07 May 16 - 11:24 AM (#3789024)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: Jack Campin

if I connect to the BBC, it will turn off the MIDI for Noteworthy Composer

I'd guess that this is your Flash Player doing it, not the BBC.

The version of Flash I have is too old to support BBC content and I've never had any similar problem.


07 May 16 - 12:29 PM (#3789030)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: Greg F.

I don't think it's malice.

Nope, its greed & hubris.


07 May 16 - 12:30 PM (#3789031)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: GUEST,Morris-ey

Apple did not "steal" his music. To do what he claimed would require him to go through 7 separate keystrokes in dialogue boxes and then empty his trash bin.


07 May 16 - 10:06 PM (#3789102)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

I go "Off Line" for most everything that I use...when I use it.

My experiences go back to Mudcat, DOS 3.0, and the peculiar updates of "ET Phone Home" with "Back Oriface and Butt Plug."

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Reflect back to the days of bandwidth conservancy....or when you paid three dollars a minute, plus, to run deck of cards. Log Off and be safe.


08 May 16 - 03:16 AM (#3789115)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: Mr Red

Personally, I prefer to make music, rather than "consume".

The version of Flash I have is too old to support BBC content and I've never had any similar problem

I use FF 34 mostly and don't allow any Add-on on it. I programme my websites in JavaScript and cannot debug that in newer versions, And haven't found anyone to advise me why (on forums).

My IE11 does have Flash installed but I don't do Midi and I don't see any problems traceable to Flash otherwise.

Reflect back to the days of bandwidth conservancy....
I use a BT (aka Fon) Hotspot and believe me - it is slower than dial-up (whatever that was!) when it wants to be - frequently. So much so I have been in the position of a few of my audience and addressed one aspect on all my websites - download speed.


08 May 16 - 04:32 PM (#3789230)
Subject: RE: 'Apple Stole My Music'
From: GUEST

Reflect back to the days of bandwidth conservancy....
Most internet traffic is on mobile these days,