I knew this was coming, but I couldn't resist the convenience of the iTunes Music Store.
I'd love to load up my car's CD changer for those times when I don't have an iPod handy. Unfortunately, it seems I can't burn any of the more than 500 songs I've bought from the iTMS to an MP3 CD.
From the iTunes documentation, "if your playlist includes songs in formats other than MP3, such as songs purchased from the iTunes Store, they aren't burned to the CD." I love how they try to make it sound like a format rather than a DRM issue.
QTFairUse6 requires me to install Windows (see what you made me do, Apple?), and I think it converts in real time (i.e. at the same rate as a song plays). I guess it's worth it to rid my music collection of DRM. You could call it my penance for ignoring the EFF.
Any recommendation for where to shop from now on? I'd hate to go back to buying CDs. Is allofmp3.com technically legal? I know they don't pay labels, but do they pay artists? If so, I could get behind that.