No. The DRM is defeated when you burn to AIFF files on a CD. Then you  
can rip and play them on any player. Why should Apple license their  
DRM to anyone else?
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On Mar 22, 2006, at 10:01 AM, Andy Armstrong wrote:

> On 22 Mar 2006, at 17:54, Kunga wrote:
>> Is it just me? I don't quite get what France is trying to do. You can
>> burn songs you download from the iTunes Store to a CD and then rip
>> for any player. So why are they claiming that Apple's Store and the
>> iPod are a closed system?
>
> They're a closed system because they supply DRM crippled audio using
> a system that they won't licence to anyone else. So once you've
> bought your music you're limited to their players.



 
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