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LA Times: iTunes music sharing ‘stirs piracy concerns’

In a Los Angeles Times article (free subscription required) published today, staff writer Jon Healey says that iTunes 4 and its Internet music sharing option is “giving record labels and music publishers a new worry about piracy.” He writes, “In the two weeks that iTunes has been on the market, several Web sites have sprung up to help users find others who are sharing songs online. And some adept programmers have developed a way to let people copy those songs.” Cary Ramos, an attorney for the National Music Publishers Association, is quoted in the article as saying, “It sounds as if it is a hole in the security that needs to be closed. I don’t know what Apple can do to achieve that, but I would certainly hope that they would take steps immediately to address this issue.”

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