We are often asked if there are any copyright limitations when transferring music onto a large number of iPods for noncommercial use. The answer is NO, but certain terms and conditions apply.
Please refer to the following verbiage from Apple’s Terms and Conditions. Section (vi) is the key clearance for the MUSIC & MEMORY® program. “Unlimited syncing” is based on the following iTunes Terms of Service Usage Rules.
- The term “device” refers to computers or iOS devices, NOT iPods.
- Restrictions on burning refers ONLY to burning CDs or DVDs.
(i) You shall be authorized to use iTunes Products only for personal, noncommercial use.
(ii) You shall be authorized to use iTunes Products on five iTunes-authorized devices at any time, except for Content Rentals (see below).
(iii) You shall be able to store iTunes Products from up to five different Accounts at a time on compatible devices, provided that each iPhone may sync tone iTunes Products with only a single iTunes-authorized device at a time, and syncing an iPhone with a different iTunes-authorized device will cause tone iTunes Products stored on that iPhone to be erased.
(iv) You shall be authorized to burn an audio playlist up to seven times.
(v) You shall not be entitled to burn video iTunes Products or tone iTunes Products.
(vi) iTunes Plus Products do not contain security technology that limits your usage of such products, and Usage Rules (ii) – (v) do not apply to iTunes Plus Products. You may copy, store, and burn iTunes Plus Products as reasonably necessary for personal, noncommercial use.
(vii) You shall be able to manually sync a movie from at least one iTunes-authorized device to devices that have manual sync mode, provided that the movie is associated with an Account on the primary iTunes-authorized device, where the primary iTunes authorized device is the one that was first synced with the device or the one that you subsequently designate as primary using iTunes.
Excerpted from Apple Inc.’s Terms and Conditions, available in full on Apple’s website: