Looks like a new trend in hotels and resorts is to offer up a pre-loaded iPod for guests to use during their stay. Some places, like the Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, gives poolside guests loaded iPods for maxing and/or relaxing, while a hotel in Hong Kong hands out iPod minis to those madmen who actually exercise while on vacation.
I wonder, though, with all those pre-loaded iPods, if they’re purchasing the songs per-iPod, or just loading them all from pre-ripped CDs. I think we all know which option is more likely—now who’s going to bust them? If the RIAA will sue 12 year-olds, they’ll sue hotels, right? They should at least send in a strike force to inspect for compliance.
Excellent point. I agree!