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iTunes DRM spat pits EFF against Apple

iTunes DRM spat pits EFF against Apple

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit against Apple on Monday. For a lot of MacBook toting, copyright-hating tech-sector workers, it’s like watching our parents fight. But who’s right?

Here’s the story: Late last year, an anonymous contributor to the BluWiki wiki site began a discussion about a project called Ipodhash, whose goal was to reverse-engineer the digital rights management system in the latest version of Apple’s iTunes. The ultimate purpose of Ipodhash was to let iPhone and iPod users run alternatives to iTunes, such as Banshee and Songbird. Hackers have been successful at cracking Apple’s system in the past.

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