I’m done buying iTunes.
I’ve spent around $500 on albums and individual tracks since I started using it, and after my purchase tonight? I’m done.
I will gladly go out and buy a CD, or even a DRM-Free MP3 from Amazon, but Apple, fuck you.
See, as long as I’ve used iTunes and been a customer, I have been stripping the DRM from my tracks so I can listen to them while I’m playing games on my Xbox 360. Without doing this, I can’t listen to the music I’ve paid for, it just will not work. To do this, I’ve used a tool called QTFairUse. As of February 20th, 2008 – due to a C&D letter from FUCK YOU Apple, I can no longer get the updated versions.
I still have all my DRM tracks, but I also have non-DRM copies that give me a little more freedom when it comes to what I want to do with MY music. Not unless Apple decides to create its own tool to remove the DRM, I say get off of QTFairUse’s back. Seriously, they aren’t hurting anyone. It simply gives the consumer (aka ME) who pays their hard earned cash for music from your store – absolute freedom to use listen to the music how I want to listen to it.
So FUCK YOU, Apple. I really have no desire to do business with a company that operates under the guise of innovation but destroys it faster than Microsoft at an open-source convention.