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Privatunes makes it easy to remove your personal info.
All iTunes Store music (DRM’d or not) has your name and email address in the song. Now, before you get all worked up and start spouting off about how your privacy is being violated, settle down. It takes someone with skills using Mac OS X’s Terminal to access the information in the song.
If you convert iTunes Plus music to MP3, your information doesn’t appear in the new file. You can also use a freeware utility called Privatunes (www.privatunes.com) to remove the info from your iTunes Plus music.
For DRM’d music, you can burn the song on a CD, and then reimport the files as MP3s, or use one of the methods we described to create DRM-free copies.
Apple hasn’t revealed why your name and email are embedded in iTunes Store music. It’s possible that the info can be used to track you down if an iTunes Plus track is found on a file-sharing site, thereby making you liable for illegally sharing the song. Now, we know you’re not into doing such an illegal act, but you never know who has access to your tunes.
Your name and email address are embedded into your purchased iTunes music.