so we agree, for you to convert your drm'd itunes files would be illegal. dont do it. your intent is not relevant, it simply is illegal for you to manipulate your own files. you think they are yours, but they are not. my situation with the library is similar. i have no intent to distribute anything. but if i am to read them on my kindle, i must duplicate them in a way that is illegal. do you see how the industry has manipulated the laws to an absurd extent? again, circumventing copy protection is illegal. it doesnt matter of you do it for whatever reason you think is ok. it is even illegal to distribute information about how to circumvent copy protection. clearly a massive violation of freedom of speech.