For iTunes hacker, the freedom of the open code


...This summer, Johansen surfaced in San Francisco, claiming to have broken into Apple Computer's encryption software for iTunes. He has started a company called DoubleTwist Ventures, ostensibly to license technology that allows users to play on Apple iPods copy-protected content other than those purchased from Apple's iTunes Store. Moreover, he claims his technology could allow them to play iTunes music on other MP3 devices as well.

While it may not be his intent, Johansen now appears to be testing the bounds of digital copyright laws in the U.S. There are those who believe his actions could open another battleground between copyright law and technology. For iTunes hacker, the freedom of the open code | CNET News.com

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