“Remember Hymn? You should, back in the day (like, um, 2004) it allowed you to strip the FairPlay DRM right off iTunes Music Store bought files just like that; well, it’s been a long time in coming, but a new app called QTFairUse6 looks like it can now be used (with some amount of difficulty) to dump iTunes version 6.0.4 – 6.0.5 files of their chastely protection,” Ryan Block reports for Engadget.
Full article here.
Not a big deal: Apple shut it off before (JHymn) and they will again, but this is not a significant issue for Apple. The crack is too complex and, even if it was the easiest one-click thing in the world, it doesn’t matter because Apple doesn’t offer a subscription service. Therefore, unlike with the FairUse4WM crack of Windows Media DRM, the threat of people stealing all of the music they can in a month for just $14.99 or during a free trial period is nonexistent. Besides, you can already do the exact same thing today legally by burning a CD from iTunes.
Microsoft working to update Windows Media DRM cracked by FairUse4WM – August 29, 2006
Microsoft’s PlaysForSure cracked: FairUse4WM strips Windows Media DRM – August 25, 2006