Apple's Fairplay DRM for iBooks Has Been Cracked

Posted February 24, 2012 at 6:26pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10167 views

Apple's Fairplay DRM for iBooks has been cracked making it possible for iBooks to be read on non-Apple devices, reports AppAdvice.

To remove Apple's DRM a tool called Requiem is used.

Requiem is a program that removes Apple's DRM (called FairPlay) from songs, videos, and books purchased via iTunes, so they can be played on non-Apple-approved devices like a SlimServer or Linux box. The DRM removal is a lossless process - it is merely decrypting the file, not decoding and reencoding it. Requiem must be run on a computer that is currently authorized to play the DRM'd music.

AppAdvice expects Apple to release an update to iTunes which will block Requiem from working in the near future.

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Ethan - August 19, 2014 at 2:29am
Requiem is a great tool to crack DRM from iTunes books, audios and videos. However, it now stops upgrading and doesn't work on the latest iTunes. However, you may find the best alternative to Requiem from the source: http://www.tuneskit.com/reviews/best-alternative-to-requiem-for-itunes-drm-removal.html
question - February 25, 2012 at 5:31am
So wait... I just bought 3 songs in iTunes and was thinking on converting them to MP3 (they are M4A) so that I can play them on my PS3. Are you telling me that I can't convert them unless I use this DRM cracking software? I havn't tried to convert to MP3 that is why I ask.
Anon - February 26, 2012 at 7:56am
It's iTunes+ songs it doesn't have DRM in the first place.
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