iPod DRM faces another reverse-engineering challenge
by JIM DALRYMPLE
Playlist, publication date: 22 November 2005
"Content downloaded from iTunes is encoded with the FairPlay DRM system, effectively putting limits on how customers can use the content. Content providers want to use FairPlay because of the popularity of the iPod, which is incompatible with all DRM formats other than FairPlay. Apple has declined to license the technology to outside vendors."