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    I think radiotracker and tunebite are both from the same company and/or developer coming out of Germany - so beware that while it may be 'legal' in Germany to re-record and/or store <supposedly> secure streaming music - under the guise of DRM, etc. - it's borderline legal here in the states where we have 'music police' rogues like the RIAA trying to steal the thunder of artists and listeners by pushing erroneous legislation (IMHO) just to get their greedy paws (acting as legal middle-men) on the new digital paradigm (via license-fee kickbacks).

    And THESE OPINIONS are from a musician who records and sells his own music!
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    What's the difference between recording off of the radio and using Tunebite (or another program) to do it off of the PC? You don't own or even rent anything off of the radio.
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    Siriusbliss if you read the earlier posts you will see why such a software, although it comes from Germany, is legal in the US too.
    You are right about the RIAA, they are trying to control almost everything in this area, and it seems sometimes that they think they have absolute power, but this is not the case, and there were trials that they successfully lost
    Even with the peer-to-peer cases, they did not have much of a success.
    I personally hate cracks, warez and stuff like this, and I want to support the artist community, but there are also rights that people have....
    And such a software like Tunebite proves that there is a legal way to bypass the DRM protection, not for the sake of cracking, but for your own personal use and freedom of choice...
    Maybe I got a bit carried away
    Bottom line is, that such software is legal, for the moment at least
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy650
    What's the difference between recording off of the radio and using Tunebite (or another program) to do it off of the PC? You don't own or even rent anything off of the radio.
    I just tested this Radiotracker software, quite nice tool I might say...
    But you must see the difference that radio streaming and and removing DRM protection are 2 different things.

    What comes from the radio is free for everyone to listen, and there is no way they can stop you from recording it as long as it is broadcasted for free.

    But with the DRM is another story. It's like giving you a car but force you to drive it in the first gear, and only on specific roads, although you pay for it, rental or no rental...at least this is my opinion
  5. #25  
    Quote Originally Posted by Watchem
    But with the DRM is another story. It's like giving you a car but force you to drive it in the first gear, and only on specific roads, although you pay for it, rental or no rental...at least this is my opinion
    Hmm...I dunno about that analogy. I'd say something more along the lines of the cars are the exact same. Except that you pay more for the other and along with that higher upfront cost also comes higher maintenance costs. I'll stick to the Corolla/Sentra thank you very much.

    Honestly, I don't see why people would feel the need to pay for music if they could just record it all, including tags, off of internet streams. It's obviously not exactly what you want when you want it....but it's more than adequate, especially for being free. It's kinda like news servers in a sense...

    BTW...Did you guys ever see that article(s) that said there were 250 million songs sold for 10 million ipods?? Which averages out to $25 of songs or 25 songs per iPod?? Hmm....Clearly the numbers are different now that there have been 500 million songs sold (dunno how many ipods now?) and some people rip their classic CD collection. But the numbers are intriguing to say the least.
  6. #26  
    Well I'd prefer some other car, maybe a Subaru Impreza
    Anyway, to get back on topic, radio streaming is very nice and indeed free. I started using this Radiotracker, and seems fine, but I can record only what is played on the radio. If I look for specific songs, then the only alternative I have is paying at a specialized site, where I can search my favourite songs.
    So, I get a lot of protected music and a tool like Tunebite is one of my best friends
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