So, Apple releases Itunes 7.2, complete with the ability to download DRM-free, high-quality MP3s. However, these MP3s contain all sorts of personal information in the metadata, thus allowing tracking of who possesses the files. The solution? Privatunes, a program provided by a French company that erases the personal information from the metadata.
The best part? How the French justify the protection of privacy. I love it:
5 reasons to erase private information from my legally acquired iTunes Plus library:
1. Am I still a child who needs his pencilcase and schoolbag tagged with my name?
2. I bought the damn tune, but someday I may want to sell it (hey, how is it more stupid that selling old CDs ?).
3. I just have a thing for privacy. Is it dirty?
4. How the heck do I know it’s not gonna be shared on P2P networks by my 6 year old step sister???
5. I thought good customer-seller relationship ment something like… how do they say, “trust’ ?