Originally Posted by Elfwreck
You're not--you are free to scan it, just like you're free to rip your CDs. Nobody's obligated to provide you a digital version and do that work for you. Owning a CD doesn't give you a free download of that album from iTunes.
Pretty soon you'll get exactly that - whatever you own on CD (as long as it's in your iTunes library) will be accessible on the cloud
. Yes, you'll need to have ripped it first, but the file you access on the cloud will not be the copy that you made from your CD. Of course, you do pay for the service, it's not a freebie.
It doesn't change anything that's been said here about books, but I do wonder how it will affect consumer expectations around digital media files in general.
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