The guy that cracked the encryption on DVDs allowing for movie buyers around the world to make copies of DVDs on their computers is back with a new piece of software destined to really piss Apple off. The hacker known as DVD Jon has announced a new program that frees the iTunes/iPod connection.
The program allows people to drag and drop songs from iTunes into a desktop folder and then copy the files onto other brands of MP3 players. As it is currently, only iPods can play music from iTunes. Many people feel this is one of the reasons the iPod is the best selling MP3 player, to use the most popular online digital music service you must own an iPod.
The application is from a company called DoubleTwist and it breaks the DRM encryption built-into some iTunes tracks. DoubleTwist maintains the software is legal, but naturally Apple feels different. The day in court between Apple and DoubleTwist is sure to be coming quickly.
Via Times Online.