Hacker To License IPod Code

 - Oct 26, 2006
References: forbes
Being an avid Ipod user, one of the most frustrating things is the fact that one must use iTunes files and the iTunes interface to transfer music. It is not only restrictive but very time consuming as well. Lets hear how a young Norwegian hacker has challenged the bohemith Apple is today.

From Forbes:
John Lech Johansen, a 22-year-old hacker known to those of his ilk as "DVD Jon," claims to have cracked the code that Apple uses to tie iTunes files exclusively to iPod players.

He has typically posted license-circumventing codes on the Internet free of charge, having most infamously release a software system that scrambled DVD licensing codes when he was 15. Seven years later, it seems the young techie has caught the capitalist bug.