“The arrival of iTunes Plus – DRM-free content from Apple’s iTunes Store – has triggered hysteria in some quarters,” Stephen Withers reports for iTWire.
“Certain commentators are getting over-excited about the way such tracks contain the purchaser’s name and iTunes Store account name. Do your homework, guys – that’s the case with ‘regular’ tracks as well,” Withers reports. “The difference is that it didn’t matter with FairPlay protected tracks, as there was no point in spreading copies around.”
“And as for references to Apple acting ‘secretly’ or ‘covertly’ – get real! The information is stored in plain text. If the company wanted to be covert, it would have been an easy task to encrypt the data before adding it to the music file,” Withers reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]