Does Apple Own The Copyright On A File You Create Via iTunes?

Mike Masnick, TechDirt, Apr 28, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

What do we own, what does the software vendor own? "The iTunes DB file, which is at the heart of this matter, is created by each user independently and is not encrypted. There are two interesting arguments here. First, since the file is not encrypted, there is no encryption to circumvent, thus no violation of the anti-circumvention clauses. Second, since the file is created by the user and his or her own interaction with the software, Apple has no claim on the copyright of the file. If there's any copyright at all, the argument goes, it belongs to the user, and thus they should have every right to do whatever they want with it."
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