John - Ran into a song last night that I will eventually want to re-burn on a CD for a new playlist. Again, it's a song I know I haven't copied more than a couple of times.
These "protected" songs won't burn to a CD at all. However, I have a habit of making a CD of a playlist once it reaches about an hour in length. I imported the tune I wanted from the old CD, then dragged it to the playlist I wanted to make, and the imported song reads AIFF and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to burn it with no problem.
Which reminds me that I don't like the presentation of the music on the CD with the newer versions of iTunes. One used to be able to drag-and-drop one song to a playlist without using the "import" function, but now I can't find a way to activate the sidebar showing the playlists when on the screen with the CD. If you only want one or two songs, this is a lot more work, having to "un-check" the boxes on most of the songs.
Reboot - Thanks for the link. Very interesting and I can see it's usefulness. I have "Match" off right now, but could turn it on if I need to use this.
The lower bit rate hasn't bothered me, but not being able to copy when I know I haven't reached the seven-song limit does.
Of course, a lot of the newer songs were purchased with unlimited copy rights.
I'm going to keep a copy of that article just in case I need it.
I wonder if some recent version of iTunes changed things. I had no problem last summer with these older songs.
Thanks to you both!