@ Brave Sir Robin You need to look at iTunes a bit more before you
say "you can't" . Some items have DRM protection, some are DRM
free. Even those with protection can be copied and burned to a CD/DVD in
assorted formats (though there is a limit as to how many times) -- and the
license can be transferred to a different machine --- all without "illegal
@The RockSimple solution: Don't buy your music from iTunes.
Use a service that sells music/video in mp3 and mp4 format. Those are
universal, open-source formats that you can legally change into any other format
you want just by downloading free conversion software.But in most
cases you won't even need to convert media files - every device I know of
(including Apple devices) will play mp3's and mp4's. I own no music
that isn't mp3 format and I directly upload it to my iPod with no
conversion required.iTunes users need to realize that, while iTunes
is convenient, if you ever want to play your media on a non-Apple device or burn
it to a CD/DVD, you're either going to have to do an illegal file
conversion or buy it again. That's why nobody should ever use iTunes.
Screening is a "sin" (sloth)? Are you kidding? I suppose
McCann Global Telecom also thinks I should open all the doors in my home to
anyone who wants to wander in whenever for whatever purpose. And
interrupt the task at hand to give full attention to anything/anyone who
presents themselves to me at any time. And give my $$ and other
resources away to any taker with absolutely no evaluation of need/ priority. I'm going to google, bing or whatever these guys to make sure
that I'm not contributing to their business.
I agree that downloading things that are illegal or under copyright is wrong. I
hold a few copyrights myself and expect to get paid for my intellectual
property.I have one question: How many times am is supposed to pay
for media? We bought 45's, then LP's, cassette tapes, 8 track,
CD's and MP3's all with the same content. The same goes for movies
(Beta Max, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.)The entertainment industry needs
to come up with a fair and honest way for people to convert their purchases from
one format to another. It is wrong to charge for the same thing multiple times.
How about the sin of killing other people because you text/call while driving?
My daughter has gotten into the habit of counting everyone who does
this. In general she counts 2-4 TIMES more women drivers who do this nasty habit
than men... and this is during rushhour traffic when the gender of drivers is
fairly evenly stacked. SO um... HANG UP and drive please...
I just like the word "sloth". Glad the writer was able to work it in.
[3. GREED: Downloading content illegallyTwenty-nine percent of people
admit to doing this (49 percent in China).]Ah, I like to think of it
as if your neighbor's apple tree has a couple branches hanging over your
yard. Might as well pick it while it's still ripe.
EXCUSE me??? Since when is it considered "sloth" to screen calls? There
is no way on earth I am going to take a call from somebody that calls at the
wrong time (at work, for example, or if I'm driving) or I don't
recognize the number. That's not sloth, just common sense. (I don't
use texting at all, hate the thing, so that's not relevant, but I'd
feel no guilt to not responding to one of those, either). Of course, it was
necessary for the article to find SOMEthing to call sloth, but to criticize this
as a fault is ludicrous.