iTunes 6 cracked

Summary:Remember the Hymn Project and how it cracked the DRM on iTunes-purchased music? Well it stopped working as of iTunes 5.0.1. The project Web site is reporting that a new tool called QTFairUse is available that removes the DRM from iTunes 6-purchased music as well.

Remember the Hymn Project and how it cracked the DRM on iTunes-purchased music? Well it stopped working as of iTunes 5.0.1. The project Web site is reporting that a new tool called QTFairUse is available that removes the DRM from iTunes 6-purchased music as well. According to one of the posters:

It works in the same way as the original QTFairUse - intercepts AAC frames after they're decrypted but before they're decoded. And you can compare the file sizes - dumped streams are a few hundred K less than the encrypted m4ps, since the latter include artwork and other metadata.

The problems with using QTFairUse are:

  1. It's illegal
  2. It's Windows only
  3. It uses a real time stream-ripping approach, which is slow
  4. It strips all the ID3 tags in the process 

 What's the over/under on when Apple releases (and requires) iTunes 6.0.6 for music purchases?

Topics: Legal

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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