Monday, August 28, 2006

The DRM Fight Continues

In an important volley some hack programmers released a tool called FairUse4WM which strips the protection from music files that have digital rights protection embedded.  There point is that if they paid to download the music, they should be able to listen to it in any medium they choose and rights management restricts that.  This is of course, a totally bogus argument, but the software is nifty if illegal.

In response, Microsoft patched the rights management software to not allow this.  Supposedly.

I in no way condone the stealing of music.  This is an important lesson however, that whatever one person can create, another can destroy.

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