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Chapter 12. Protecting Your Investment

Chapter 12. Protecting Your Investment

IN THIS CHAPTER:

94 Back Up Your Music to CD or DVD

95 Back Up Your Music Using .Mac Backup (Mac Only)

96 Restore Your Music from Backup

97 Restore Your Music Library Database from a Backup Copy

98 Copy Your Music from the iPod Back to iTunes

99 Update Your iPod's Software

100 Restore Your iPod to Factory Settings

101 Turn a Scratched iPod into a Brushed-Metal iPod

The rapidly growing popularity of the iTunes Music Store brings with it not just new versatility in how we enjoy our music, but also a whole set of new problems that had never existed before. If what you bought is not a physical product you can hold in your hands, but a data file on your computer's hard disk, what exactly is it that you “own”? How do you reassure yourself that you have actual possession of this valuable item? What does it mean for consumer ethics if you can make an exact duplicate of a song file that you bought, even if software prevents it from being playable on someone else's computer? And most importantly, what recourses are there if you lose your purchased music because of one of the inevitable glitches we've become used to in computing, such as a hard drive crash?


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