updated 01:45 pm EST, Thu January 27, 2005
Apple FairPlay DRM details
OSDir.com has posted an interview with the current maintainer of the open-source hymn/jhymn project offers some interesting , which it uses to prevent unauthorized copies of songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store: "hymn is a decryption program based on the work of Jon Lech Johansen , who first reverse-engineered Apple's DRM scheme (called "FairPlay"). The original author of the hymn code, which he released under the GNU General Public License, has never come forward, and prefers to remain anonymous. The current maintainer of hymn goes by the handle 'FutureProof,' [and] developed JHymn, a more user-friendly Java implementation of the original command-line version of hymn. His present goals for the project are to improve the JHymn user interface, and the effectiveness of its removing of the FairPlay DRM."