So we know that Apple embeds your user data in those DRM-free iTunes Plus songs. Some people have gotten up in arms about it, saying it constitutes a form of DRM, while others say you don't have anything to worry about if you're not planning on pirating the music.

So what do you think? Personally, I don't see it as a very big deal. I mean, the DRM-free tracks are meant to allow people to use the tracks how they see fit according to fair use, and having your name in the files won't affect that. Furthermore, anyone who's going to pirate music isn't going to do so by downloading AAC files from iTunes to spread around, they're going to rip MP3s from a CD. I think the iTunes Plus program is pretty damned awesome, and this whole ruckus is just an example of people never being satisfied no matter what they're given. Can't you people be happy for once?

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