Originally Posted by Chris Gohlke
Then how come iTunes specifically allows you to convert to mp3 and break the DRM by burning to CD and re-ripping?
convert yes, break no. They have an agreement that allows you to do that 3 times. The original file still stays intact, you just can't burn it anymore. If you decide to take your 3 copies and makes 1000s of copies from that thats your ethical delimma, but you have not broken your agreement with Apple. BUT, if you lose all 3 copies and decide you don't like that and want to break/convert the now closed file so you can make more copies you have broken your agreement with Apple. I find that to be unethical because you had a promised agreement and you broke that promise.