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.