Thou must not use iTunes in the manufacture of weapons (or of holy handgrenades).
I had heard something about there being an odd reference in the iTunes licensing agreement. With the launch of 7.1, I checked it out for myself and well whaddaya know. The agreement that none us ever reads but that binds us the moment we click "agree," forbids users (and I am not making this up, people) from using iTunes in the "development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons." (Item 10: Export Control)
Some might say that my eclectic music library that I leave running in the office all day is murder on the ears. That my love of the Ramones and the Minutemen is downright hazardous. That Charles Mingus played at lunch can be explosive. That bluegrass music can be highly infectious. Or that the Boards of Canada and Sufjan Stevens each radiate with goodness.
But weapons? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this.
Last edited by (( p g )); Mar 6th, 2007 at 10:57 AM.
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I believe that U.S. law has for a very long time restricted the sale and export of computing devices that might be used for the purposes of weapons manufacturing and development.
Maybe the iPod has so far evolved that it is now considered a computing device capable of being put to nefarious purposes.
(Yes, that's how I talk in real life.)
"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar." ~Bradley Millar
There was an OS I wanted to evaluate once called Plan 9 from AT&T/Bell Labs ... until i read the agreement. Theirs was similar except there was an added bit. It said something like "You agree not to use this OS to make weapons of Mass Destruction OUTSIDE the US" (which leads me to believe it was ok to do so inside the US and probably was being done ... it was the right type of OS for that sort of thing). I clicked I disagree and never went back to it.