DVD Jon breaks iTunes security

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DVD Jon breaks iTunes security

The man responsible for writing software that allowed people to circumvent copyright technology on DVDs has posted software on the Internet that may allow devotees of Apple Computer’s new iTunes online music store to break digital rights management (DRM) technology that protects files downloaded from that service. “A link to the file, called QTFairUse, was posted on a Web log that is maintained by Jon Lech Johansen, also known as “DVD Jon.” When compiled and run, the program allows iTunes users to make raw copies of songs that use Apple’s MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) standard.”

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