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"DVD Jon" is searching for DRM crackers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2007 20:01 User comments (6)

"DVD Jon" is searching for DRM crackers Jon Lech Johansen, known on the internet as "DVD Jon" for his infamous cracking of anti-piracy protection on DVDs has posted on his blog that he is searching for a few talented coders that would be interested in working for DoubleTwist Ventures. To date, the company has reversed engineered Apple's FairPlay DRM system and it seems they are looking to do more in the near future.
Johansen's blog said the company is looking for a "reverse engineering specialist to work on DRM interoperability technology and the company also wants to hire a "senior code monkey to work on audio/video products".

DoubleTwist is working on interoperability technology that would allow users to play music bought from Apple's iTunes store on any portable device not just an iPod.

This new effort is an interesting development and one that we will keep a close eye on.

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6 user comments

120.4.2007 20:45
webe123
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Good 'ol DVD Jon....where would people who had DVD's with protection be without him today?

220.4.2007 22:24
duckNrun
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we'd probably be in the same place we are now and just honoring a different bloke. lol

But regardless of who would have 'invented the wheel' given more time... good job to Jon!

321.4.2007 16:22

I wonder if he'd be interested in updating dvd-shrink & dvd-decrypter,wish i knew how to write code or at least where to start..lol..

421.4.2007 17:10
duckNrun
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DVD Decrypter works just fine... if you have AnyDVD running in and make sure not to have DVDD set to look for updates lol
Same goes for Shrink.

Yes it costs money
Yes it's worth the cost

Never been disappointed by AnyDVD yet and to be able to place the DVDs I BOUGHT onto my media server, or to make backups that the kids can use without worrying about them damaging the disc and making me give Frackin Disney even more money than I already have over the years... it is well worth the $40 I paid for it! My overall usage of this program has reduced that initial purchase cost into PENNIES per movie.

I have a feeling that Jon is looking at doing something similiar... and turning a profit doing it.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Apr 2007 @ 17:11

521.4.2007 19:50

Good luck to whoever gets the job and well done the old jon with his ways :)

624.4.2007 2:24
webe123
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Originally posted by duckNrun:
we'd probably be in the same place we are now and just honoring a different bloke. lol

But regardless of who would have 'invented the wheel' given more time... good job to Jon!

I don't know about that, remember that all these companies that make copy DVD software came AFTER Jon .

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