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Kent Pribbernow
08-04-2004, 04:52 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.macnn.com/news/25695' target='_blank'>http://www.macnn.com/news/25695</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Apple's iMovie can be used to strip the FairPlay digital rights management protection (DRM) on iTunes songs, according to a report by German news site Macnews.de. The site reports that Apple's own video tool can be used to create unprotected song files that be played on any computer without recompression, circumventing iTunes' DRM protection. iMovie users can use the "Share" feature of iMovie to export any imported (protected) song from the iTunes Music Store. The exported songs can either be stored in the un-protected AAC file format (used by Apple at the iTMS) or in the raw WAV file format; both of these formats are supported by iTunes."</i><br /><br />Yikes! Apple needs to look into this embarrassing issue. I'm sure major record labels offering music through iTunes may rethink their affiliation with Apple unless a fix is issued soon. 8O

James Fee
08-04-2004, 06:31 PM
Meh, all this proves is that the current DRM technology is useless. If it wasn't Apple, it would be Microsoft. Any program that can read a DRM file is suspect from now on and must be made sure that it won't do what iMovie does.

08-04-2004, 06:51 PM
Yeah that holes been around for a while. It's just a pain to do. Not worth it.

08-04-2004, 09:26 PM
No big deal. FairPlay is the only fair DRM that I have encountered. If you want to circumvent it - there are numerous way around it prior to this. However, Apple made it convenient enough that you do not have to do this.