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I know that you basically do this by using iTunes, but only as a purchase agreement. What are the legalities of DL'ing your music off your server? I know it
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    Default What are the legalities of DL'ing your OWN music?
    I know that you basically do this by using iTunes, but only as a purchase agreement. What are the legalities of DL'ing your music off your server? I know it sounds stupidly simple, but there are always weird laws I want to avoid.

    Basically I want to put my entire music library (210 gig of music and movies) on my server and password encrypt it so I can access it with Dtunes or something the likeness of. (side note, any apps like Dtunes or others support accessing a password site? support video as well as audio?)

    This way I could stream my own library to my iMac and iPhone and delete all my music and movies from all my machines, freeing up my 320 gig HD on my iMac and 8g iPhone for apps and such.
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    I know per Apple's legal agreement, you are allowed 5 authorized computers...so I would assume a server (if personal) could be considered 1.

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    Most of my music is ripped off my years of CD collecting so iTunes isn't even a factor. I'm just saying iTunes is a "legal" download because you are purchasing the music. It comes with a receipt for download. I don't want a webhost seeing me streaming off 210 gig of music and report me thinking I am sharing or stealing. I just want everything stored on a server so I can keep my machines 100% free'd up. Stream whatever I want.
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    I really doubt you would have a problem. If they are that anal to notice....it is easy to prove all streaming was yours.

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    It's easier to not have to.
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    True dat.

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    on the other point, dtunes should have no problem accessing a password encrypted site, since all it really does is open up a safari window.

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