The Register: iTunes DRM Cracked Wide Open for GNU/Linux. Seriously.

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“Norwegian programmer Jon Lech Johansen, who broke the DVD
encryption scheme, has opened iTunes locked music a tad further, by
allowing people to play songs they’ve purchased on iTunes Music
Store on their GNU/Linux computers.

“‘We’re about to find out what Apple really thinks about Fair
Use,’ Johansen told The Register via email.

“Johansen cracked iTunes DRM scheme in November by releasing
code for a small Windows program that dumps the stream to disk in
raw AAC format. This raw format required some trivial additions to
convert it to an MP4 file that could be played on any capable


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