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DeCSS author recreates FairPlay DRM

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Mon October 2, 2006

FairPlay DRM recreated

The author of DeCSS -- which circumvents Macrovision protection on movie DVDs -- has successfully recreated Apple's FairPlay DRM (Digital Rights Management), and has spoken with Apple CEO Steve Jobs about potential plans to offer legal licenses to other online music stores. Jon Lech Johansen -- also known as "DVD Jon" -- is infamous for his ability to break copy protection, and has successfully reverse engineered FairPlay, according to Electronista. While Jobs was not informed of Johansen's specific plans and may respond differently in the future, the executive purportedly warned Johansen that while Apple was not a litigious company, other companies might not share the same opinion.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hahahahahahahaha

    While Jobs was not informed of Johansen's specific plans and may respond differently in the future, the executive purportedly warned Johansen that while Apple was not a litigious company, other companies might not share the same opinion.

    Not litigious? Oh, that's just funny! Who is this guy, Steve Jobs? The next Seinfeld?

    And who are these 'other companies' that would sue? "What? You want to license us Napster folks a FairPlay compliant DRM, so our music can play on iPods? Are you crazy! We're taking you to court to stop you from doing this kind of thing!"

    On second thought, Napster just might be stupid enough to sue.

  1. sixcolors

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    MacNN Editor off his nut

    No DVD John did not break Macrovision. Macrovision involves the alteration of the sync in the NTSC video signal. It is done at the hardware level and is not what DeCSS undoes. DeCSS removed the CSS (Content Scrambling System) encryption that is used to protect the Video and Audio files... I thought that was obvious from the name.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Testudo the Gullible

    Do you actually believe Jobs told him that? Do you know what the word "purportedly" means? It means this guy is basically making up a story to get publicity, which fits in with his past actions.

  1. ethical_paul

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Makes no sense

    Typical MacNN non-news item. I agree with the previous posters, this story is c***.

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