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FairUse4WM takes the DRM out of WMA-DRMcomment: 64 | Friday, August 25 (2006) 11:14AM | Posted by Lone
Here's something that could help music subscription services really take off: FairUse4WM, a piece of software that strips the DRM from WMA-DRM 10/11 music files, has been released, and according to the folks at Engadget, it really works. They tested on subscription Napster tracks with smashing results (that means it removed the DRM successfully).
It looks like the real downer at this point (besides the obvious legality issues) is that the process must be done 1 track at a time. Not efficient if you're "converting" an entire music collection.
UPDATE: you can in fact add multiple tracks at the same time to be batch processed by this program. It works almost instantly, so it would be fast and easy to convert a large collection. Tested with tracks downloaded from Yahoo Unlimited.
It will surely be interesting to observe the impact FairUse4WM has on the existing WMA-DRM music stores. And the record companies. I don't think they'll like this too much.
LINK (Thanks, sdsdv10)
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