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joeprogrammer
10-26-2006, 05:47 PM
http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articlehybrid.aspx?storyID=urn:newsml:reuters.com: 20061025:MTFH74822_2006-10-25_01-47-39_N24223322&type=comktNews&rpc=44

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.

Dweia
10-26-2006, 11:01 PM
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.

CornedBee
10-27-2006, 08:29 AM
The article sounds quite confused about that.

joeprogrammer
10-27-2006, 04:33 PM
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.