Wired Magazine reports that someone has figured out how to crack the Windows DRM (Digital Rights Management) they use to prevent file sharing, particularly with music downloads. The article indicates that you too can crack the code by downloading a piece of software and then using that to unlock the security that sites like Napster use to keep users subscribed.
I’m such a fan of this, as I think DRM is complete bull – so now I can “unlock” all of the songs I bought and actually play them anywhere I want, and do with them as I please. Of course, those of you who would like to use the software for less legal means, more power to you and yours.
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For what? Burning to CD?
Word is that they’ve got a patch in place for this.
Hahahaha! Thats great so it does work! I always wondered…
Thanks for the tip.
I figured out how to do that, too. Put the songs on a CD. Use Windows Media to rip the files to a folder. That puts them in MP3 instead of WMA. Do whatever you like with them then. As my son says, “It’s shareware. I have it, I’ll share it with you.”
This is fantastic news!!! Now I can finally listen to my new Depeche Mode album without signing into Rhapsody.