Have iPod; will bootleg

When Apple introduced the iPod, the company was aware that people might use it to rip off music from the Net or friends’ machines. Each new iPod, in fact, is emblazoned with a sticker that warns, “Don’t Steal Music.”

But it is unlikely that Apple imagined people would walk into computer stores, plug their iPod into display computers and use it to copy software off the hard drives.

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I’ve thought about how easy it would be to walk into an Apple store, plug-in an iPod, and copy music from the hardrives. But I had never thought of ripping whole software suites.