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Microsoft's Windows Media DRM Cracked Again

Discussion in 'News' started by HellasVagabond, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. HellasVagabond New Member

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    Via an update of the Individualized Blackbox component (IBX), FairUse4WM can now remove DRM for Microsoft IBX versions 11.0.6000.6324 and earlier, on both XP and Vista.
    This is another drawback for Microsoft since for the past year hackers have managed to defeat DRM in more than one occasion.
    This release was first announced on Doom9 forums where a user nicknamed 'Divine Tao' managed to update FairUse4WM to support new keys (v1.3 Fix2). In any case so far 'Divine Tao' does not seem to be working with the same hacker(s) who broke the Windows Media DRM code a year ago, as the user says that he could not access the FairUse4WM source code.

    Editors note: It is a federal crime to remove the copy protection from any song in the United States. If you are caught, you can be fined $25,000 and put in jail for 5 years. TechPowerUp! does not support piracy.

    Source: Doom9
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Haha. All I can do is laugh at this.
     
  3. HellasVagabond New Member

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    Thanks Zek....
     
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    LOL! Is this mandatory??
     
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    Yea I laughed at that too! It's kinda overkill lol
     
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    it's always entertaining to read the never-ending struggle between MS and the rest of the world!
     
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    zekrahminator McLovin

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    I was just warning people before some newbie decides it's a good idea to try to crack all their DRM-infested music, and find the FBI knocking at their door ;).
     
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    And record companies wonder why nobody puts up with their crap anymore. You buy the song, you should be able to listen to it on whatever apparatus you have at your disposal, including making your own backup or format change.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    poor feds would put half the word in jail :p
    and themselves too prob
     
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    I wonder if your (as I understand it) right to make copies of music for home use[Sec. 1008, Audio Home Recording Act] trumps this law against decrypting music?

    How are you supposed to exercise your rights if this company prevents you from doing so?
     

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