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iTunes DRM cracked

Apr 06, 20041 min
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A group has cracked the digital rights management scheme that’s used to protect files downloaded from Apple’s iTunes music service. A new tool called PlayFair (a play on the FairPlay, the DRM scheme used by Apple) is available here and basically lets iTunes users remove the DRM from songs they’ve downloaded. The caveat is you have to have the original license to the song and it will only work on Mac OS X if you have an iPod too. This means if someone sends you an iTunes file that you are not authorized to play, you can’t crack the DRM.

[Via Ars Technica]