So, I finally have a day of of school, work, and my volunteer job all at the same time. Yes that’s right, I volunteer as well. Fuck off. Anyways, like I said, I finally had a day to take care of things that have just been getting pushed off. That included going to the Apple Store here in town and having them look at my iPod to see what the fuck was wrong with it. Turns out, the hard drive was fucking fried and I got a new iPod.
Which brings me to my current rant: Why is transferring your music that you purchased from iTunes, this so-called “protected content,” to a new computer such a pain in the fucking ass? I have no fucking clue. I know Apple justifies it by citing the fact that it deals with their license, blah, blah, blah, and shit like that. Yet they let us burn that purchased , our precious “protected content,” to a blank CD and so that we can then whatever the fuck we want with it.
So, instead of making me put the iPod into disk mode, and all sorts of other things, why not let me put my music onto the new iPod, deregister the old computer, hook everything up on the new one, and register the iPod and authorize the computer? Would that be so fucking hard to do anyway. I am the one who purchased the license. It’s my fucking music, and I can do whatever the fuck I want to with it. This also includes me putting my own music on multiple computers that I own! Did you ever think of that one, that someone, somewhere, might own more than one computer and want to have his music on the computers that he owned? Apparently not.
Anyway, Apple, that is what is known as the “Fair Use” doctrine. Under this doctrine, I can do whatever the fuck I want to with this music once I purchase it. I could take a shit on it if I wanted to. I can burn a copy to back up the data. I could shove it up my ass. I could shove it up your ass. I could, not that I am going to, give it to my friends, so they could put it on their iPods. Now, while I might get in trouble for some of those things, I can still do them. However, I don’t want to place this shit on the internet. All I want to do is “space-shift” my CD collection to a digital form so that I can take all of thme with me. I also want this ability on my new computer, not my old piece of shit Dell. (Another, forthcoming rant). I don’t want to spend the time importing music from CD’s I burned to back up your “protected content.” I JUST WANT THIS SHIT ON MY NEW FUCKING COMPUTER, AND I WANT TO DO IT WITH MY NEW FUCKING IPOD! WHY IS THIS SO FUCKING HARD?
Apple, if you are going to sell music on the fucking internet in digital form, at least give me my full rights that I am entitled to under the law of copyright. If not, I’ll still use your product, but simply because there is nothing better out there. But when there is something better out there, you can be sure that I will take my “protected content” with me to that new whatever-the-fuck-service-is-better-than-iTunes that pops up. Wow, I need a fucking beer. What a fucking day!