+ Reply
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Apple Exploring Second-Hand iTunes Sales

is a discussion within the

Mac News

forums, a part of the

General Apple/Mac

section;
The digital equivalent of a garage sale where a box of old records is up for grabs, Apple is envisioning an opportunity for second-hand iTunes sales. According to the content
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,609
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,474 Times in 561 Posts

    Default Apple Exploring Second-Hand iTunes Sales


    The digital equivalent of a garage sale where a box of old records is up for grabs, Apple is envisioning an opportunity for second-hand iTunes sales.

    According to the content of a recent patent filing, the company has designs on a system for buying and selling digital movies, music, books and software.

    The system would prevent the original owner from accessing the content after selling it, and could allow the original creator or publisher to receive a cut of the resale price.
    So, does this kind of thing bring up concerns with some in the music and entertainment industries? Chances are, for Apple to proceed with this type of digital commerce plan, the copyright holders of the underlying content will have to play along.

    As of this writing, it isn't clear if such an arrangement is even possible given how notoriously difficult Apple can be at the negotiating table with matters such as these. Nonetheless, Apple isn't alone in its aims. Earlier this year, Amazon secured a patent of its own for a similar “electronic marketplace.”

    Source: Time

  2. #2
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts

    Oh come on, this kind if thing can be circumvented in seconds.

  3. #3
    My iPhone is a Part of Me radioBirdman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    913
    Thanks
    1,465
    Thanked 914 Times in 511 Posts

    So what is gonna stop me from buying an album, converting to MP3 (as I do anyway) & then selling the album?
    Assuming Apple doesn't start DRMing the M4A files of course.

  4. #4
    iPhone? More like MyPhone VerizonIphone4_help's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 29 Times in 23 Posts

    soooo i buy my song at let's say a what 1.29 USD? then make an .mp3 of it and resell it back for probably what .30 USD? at least then it'd be back at the old .99 USD price ha ha

  5. #5
    Super Sweet Moderator thetoothfairy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    In Michigan And Florida
    Posts
    6,523
    Thanks
    3,595
    Thanked 999 Times in 563 Posts

    I hope they do this! I have a lot of apps that I don't want anymore.

    "Always remember your special and unique!"

  6. #6
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    San Diego, California, United States
    Posts
    158
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts

    I always convert to non-DRMmed format right after I buy anything. SoundTaxi does it well, as long as you have the original DRM. The thing that kicks my arse are the DRM on the "Digital Version" of movies I buy. I flatly refuse to buy any content that I cannot back up and keep safe, especially DVDs, CDs and BluRay.

  7. #7
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts

    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple patented the idea and prevented all other second hand sales on the internet whatever the source or item!!!

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts