Apple's music protection scheme is hacked

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    Apple's music protection scheme is hacked

    http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...mktNews&rpc=44
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    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A hacker who as a teen cracked the encryption on DVDs has found a way to unlock the code that prevents iPod users from playing songs from download music stores other than Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes, his company said on Tuesday.
    I think Apple has just been stupid not to open up it's DRM scheme. If they had, they might have even been able to charge a royalty for the format. Now it just goes to the competitors' advantage. Serves Apple darn right.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like all he's done is get an iPod to support DRM other than Apple's.

    I mean, I've always been able to put DRM-less music on my iPod without a problem, so that's not new.

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    The article sounds quite confused about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dweia
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like all he's done is get an iPod to support DRM other than Apple's.

    I mean, I've always been able to put DRM-less music on my iPod without a problem, so that's not new.
    Edit: Actually, I misread that. I think this means that iPods can now play songs bought on Napster, for example.

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