Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Headphones on Laptop

If you accept this, then Ctrl-Alt-Del your expectations of ever having music for yourself.

“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. …

Read the full Article here: Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Further erudite commentary made by The Register

So there are two immediate problems with this Snafu. Firstly it breaches the trust and boundaries of control any person feels they rightly have over the lifetime of records and keepsakes, your entire musical history, dissapeared. Think about it, every goto track for mood or situation, be it in anguish or joy? Stolen. Apple claim it’s okay, but this is a major transgression and a threat to the concept of personal property, privacy and generally? Peace from surveillance (however automated).

Secondly, and of no less importance, is the fact that original intellectual property is being Stolen. Without permission copyrighted media is being acquired without permission which, if the roles were reversed, regardless of intention would incur in massive legal reprisals. This policy is unecessary and using unsubstantiated reasons, this marauding method is little more than wholesale corporate greed forgetting whose backgarden is runs around in. This must stop.