Your music is valuable...
by Robert Daeley
Is that new? I don't remember seeing it before. Maybe I've just hit return too quickly in the past and I'm forgetting.
DRM opponents will of course raise the question: is this really My Music now? ;) The Terms of Service outline the rules, naturally, yet after a brief scan, I don't see anything about backing up.
Of course I know the physical method of how to back up the song files, but it's remarkable to me that I actually thought of the bigger picture. Legalities and legalese are an integral part of this new world of digital rights and intellectual property and virtual consumption -- a world where the text of a helpful dialog box could get you in trouble with lawyers.
Sometimes it makes me want to crawl into a friendly xterm window and shut out everything after 1990. This is the same urge that makes me occasionally boycott megacorporations and threaten to harm my television. Buy a record player from a thrift store and live off vinyl for the rest of my life. ;D
However, I enjoy being able to instantly access pretty much any song ever and so will curtail the urges. Balancing the technophile and the luddite is hard.
That dialog has been around to some degree or another for awhile.