iTunes 6 cracked

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?