DVD Jon Still Pissing Off Apple

From News.com:

A group of underground programmers has posted code online they say will reopen a back door in Apple Computer’s iTunes store, allowing Linux computer users to purchase music free of copy protection.

The release comes just a day after Apple blocked a previous version of the program, called PyMusique, in part by requiring all iTunes customers to use the latest version of Apple’s software.

In a blog posting, Norwegian programmer Jon Johansen, who was previously responsible for releasing software used to copy DVDs online, said he had been successful at reverse engineering the latest iTunes encryption.

Pretty amazing how quick he thwarted Apple’s efforts to stop PyMusique. I haven’t gotten around to installing it on my machine, since I’m not really interested in purchasing ‘lossy’ (mp3, aac, etc.) music. Now, if they offered music in FLAC or other similar lossless formats, I would probably consider it.

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