iTunes Music Store

Apple yesterday launched their music service. Encrypted AAC 128 kbps. DRM enforced by iTunes 4. Apple reserves the right to modify the Usage Rules at any time. US only. Compared to other music services which use DRM, it’s the least fair use-hostile.

Here’s a VLC fortune for the occasion:

<JMunakra> nah you have zip with password protection
<jlj> that’s not classified as DRM
<JMunakra> where does DRM start?
<Meuuh> I don’t know, but I know where it ends : at my doorstep