iTunes DRM cracked wide open for GNU/Linux

By Julio Franco
Jan 6, 2004
  1. 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 computer.

    Read more: The Register.
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512


    The point is that he's allready been aquitted twice in the MPAA case, and the new program falls into the same category in Norwegian law...
    All he does is remove the protection so he can make a legal copy for himself...

    Gotta love those Fair Use paragraphs :)
  4. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    hehehee :D:D
    Smart guy indeed, more guys like him are needed around the globe, brave guys with brains
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