Presidential DRM?

I am intrigued about the stories about President George W. Bush’s iPod. So his friends download the music from iTunes. No problem. But do they also download music from CDs? Whose CDs? If the CDs belong to anyone other than the President, then he is also guilty of ‘stealing’ music. Perhaps this will shed some light on the absurdity of the music sharing debate.

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2 Comments on “Presidential DRM?”

  1. Amy G Says:

    If you read the article carefully, it does say that he downloads the music from iTunes. I’ll give the president credit, that he is acting legally and ethically – at least in this instance.

  2. greg Says:

    "The president also has an eclectic mix of songs downloaded into his iPod from Mark McKinnon". So does McKinnon also purchase the files from iTunes, or does McKinnon copy CDs onto iPod One? If it’s the latter, then he’s guilty of illegal file sharing, albeit accidentally.

    BTW, I’m not the only one wondering this question: http://www.openp2p.com/pub/


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