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Sunday, September 18, 2005

This computer is not authorized


When I try to play Raymond's video G&B #3, I get a pop up message from Apple saying:
This computer is not authorized to play "gb3.mov".

If you purchased this song you can open iTunes and authorize this computer to play this song by entering you Apple ID and password.
Then it prompts me to open iTunes. Guess that I too need to purchase the song that Raymond used if I want to hear it. Is that right?

My first encounter with Apple's Digital Rights Management (DRM) ...

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:45 AM

    The purchaser of an iTunes store song can "authorize" or register it on up to three computers, including the one that made the purchase. Deleting an "authorized" computer allows a new one to be registered. Check the "help" topics on iTunes.

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  2. Anonymous3:46 PM

    The number of computers on which a song can be authorized changed to five, at the same time that Apple changed things to allow Playlists only to be burned seven times (down from ten.)

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  3. I recently posted on MacFixIt, but haven't gotten any solution: my Powerbook says my purchased music is not 'authorized' and prompts me for name and password, then says the cumputer has been successfully authorized. Then when I try to play it, I'm AGAIN prompted for name and password.

    The folks at the "Genius Bar" in London were flummoxed.

    Damn Damn DRM !!!

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  5. I recently posted on a MacFixIt forum, but haven't gotten any solution: my Powerbook says my purchased music is not 'authorized' and prompts me for name and password, then says the cumputer has been successfully authorized. Then when I try to play it, I'm AGAIN prompted for name and password.

    The folks at the "Genius Bar" in London were flummoxed.

    Damn Damn DRM !!!

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  6. I recently posted on a MacFixIt forum, but haven't gotten any solution: my Powerbook says my purchased music is not 'authorized' and prompts me for name and password, then says the cumputer has been successfully authorized. Then when I try to play it, I'm AGAIN prompted for name and password.

    The folks at the "Genius Bar" in London were flummoxed.

    Damn Damn DRM !!!

    ReplyDelete