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Old 11-20-2006, 02:24 AM   #1
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U218 iTunes Window Rip-Off

I went onto iTunes this morning to download Window In The Sky, only to find that, surprise surprise, it's not available for individual download.

So if I want that song I have to buy a bunch of songs that I already own dozens of times over, yet again.

Does U2 realise that I already own Where The Streets Have No Name, in various formats and guises, 23 times?

I am getting more and more peeved by their increasingly money-grabbing attitude.
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I went onto iTunes this morning to download Window In The Sky, only to find that, surprise surprise, it's not available for individual download.

So if I want that song I have to buy a bunch of songs that I already own dozens of times over, yet again.

Does U2 realise that I already own Where The Streets Have No Name, in various formats and guises, 23 times?

I am getting more and more peeved by their increasingly money-grabbing attitude.
I really doubt they have anything to do with that. itunes sets its own prices, once U2 or any band/artist sells them the rights to their songs....
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:47 AM   #3
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ABSOLUTE BASTARDS! Is there anywhere Window on the SKies can be downloaded by itself? Bloody itunes make even the bonus live tracks downloadable, Grrr!

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Old 11-20-2006, 05:37 AM   #4
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ABSOLUTE BASTARDS! Is there anywhere Window on the SKies can be downloaded by itself? Bloody itunes make even the bonus live tracks downloadable, Grrr!

I believe a link was posted her some time ago where once could download the song. Downloading it LEGITIMATELY, on the other hand...
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wow, somehow this comes as no surprise
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Just download it illegally, it's actually the ethical thing to do in this case. Apple is blatantly ripping off customers by forcing them to pay for things they don't need, and they know it. And what they are doing can technically be classified as theft, so the more ethical way of going about getting the song is illegally downloading it so Apple doesn't steal much more $$ off you.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:02 AM   #7
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I imagine it is album-only because it will be released as a single later.
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Good point thelaj.
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I imagine it is album-only because it will be released as a single later.
I dub thee the voice of logic.
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that's pretty gangsta.

if it is, indeed, apple's doing... then the u2 camp should tell them to undo it. but, of course, that won't be the case.

i've defended this release over and over again... but i can't defend this. just download it illegaly.
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i suppose when you consider that if you were to buy each live track and the two new songs individualy, it would be just about the same price as the entire album, it makes it not that bad... but they still should give you the right to download the track individualy.

booo to them. boooo i say.
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booo to them. boooo i say.
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You can buy the individual track on 7digital.com
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Now here's the tension...do you buy the UK iTunes version with the live tracks, the US version on CD w/ DVD, both, or neither?
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booo to them. boooo i say.


Harsh.

Actually, Headache was saying "Booo-urns", as in "Burns" or "Mr. Burns". Headached loves "The Simpsons"!


As for the iTunes download, it's already been stated why one can't download this song individually yet. It'll be released soon as a single - then it'll be available for download.

But if you're buying the CD, just make your own mp3 next week. This will also end all the complaints about how iTunes mp3's aren't the best quality (not that I can tell the difference).
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