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 | 9701 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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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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