Hacker Busts iPod’s Exclusivity

A prominent hacker is claiming that he has cracked the software that Apple uses to insure that the music it sells through its online iTunes store can only be played on an iPod portable device. “[The hacker’s] company, DoubleTwist, said that it planned to license the code to other digital music player manufacturers.” The company’s attorneys believe that such a direct assault on Apple’s market dominance would, in fact, be legal.