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PlayFair resurrects as hymn

Written by Jari Ketola @ 12 May 2004 15:05

PlayFair resurrects as hymn PlayFair, the Apple iTunes decrypting software developed by Jon Johansen is once again available. The software was first removed from SourceForge and later from SourceForge's Indian counterpart, Sarovar, as well.
The project is now maintained and owned by Anand Babu, and has been renamed from PlayFair to hymn. Free Software Foundation of India (FSF)provides legal support to the project.

Babu states at the project home page: "Since we're no longer using the mp4v2 library to copy the meta data from the protected AAC file, it is left fully intact, including the apple ID of the user who bought the song. This proves that our purpose is for fair use and not for "piracy" and should help us in our legal battles."

You can download the latest version of the software (0.6.1) at the project homepage. A pre-compiled binary version is available for both Mac OS X and Windows, although the Windows version is currently command-line only. Of course the source code is available for all platforms.

Source: hymn

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