[LINK] How FairPlay Works: Apple's iTunes DRM Dilemma

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Thu Mar 29 11:48:46 AEST 2007

I keep saying it.

"If there is a legal way in there is an illegal way in"  - Adam Todd 7 
April 1986

Change references to the legal to authorised and unauthorised.  Or Perhaps 
protected and unprotected.

At 09:42 AM 29/03/2007, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>Some Linkers may be interested in the long and very informative article
>on how Apple implements DRM for iTunes and its online music store.
>  "Every time a new track is purchased, a new user key may be created; those
>   keys are all encrypted and stored on the authorized iTunes computer, as
>   well as being copied to Apple's servers."
>As expected, iTunes/iPod DRM + keys has been cracked:
>  "Jon Johansen, known as DVDJon for his involvement in cracking the Content
>   Scrambling System DRM used on DVDs, discovered multiple methods for
>   stripping the encryption from FairPlay protected files while working to
>   build an iTunes client for Linux"
>Interesting stuff and interesting times.
>I must say, as an iPod owner and frequent user of iTunes that the DRM and
>encryption protection has *never* gotten in the way of me enjoying my music.
>The system works seamlessly and transparently. The same cannot be said for
>systems like those emerging on Vista, where heaps of complaints already 

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